Ask the Health Food Expert – Jeananne Laing, Western Canada EducatorTrophic, Garden of Life, Wild Rose & Wobenzym
Garden of Life Raw Protein-Here is what you need to know:
What is Raw Protein?—Garden of Life’s RAW
Protein is a high quality, plant-based Canada certified organic protein formula featuring 12 RAW and organic sprouts, delivering an excellent source of complete protein. Raw Protein includes the elements of raw protein found in nature such as undenatured protein, fat-soluble vitamins, protein digestive enzymes and live probiotics.
What is the source of protein in RAW Protein?—The protein source is the Organic Raw Sprout Blend composed of 13 seeds, grains and legumes,
featuring organic sprouted brown rice. This protein source is very well utilized by the human body,
scoring 98.2 on the Biological Value test, which
measures nitrogen retained vs. nitrogen absorbed.
What does RAW mean?—Raw foods, and RAW
supplements are teeming with live probiotics and
naturally occurring enzymes not typically found in cooked products. Garden of Life’s RAW standard means ingredients are produced and manufactured below 115 degrees F to protect these precious living nutrients. RAW means untreated, unadulterated and nothing artificial added.
Why is certified organic important?—Manufacturing plant-based protein and green powders requires using large amounts of grains and grasses. If they are not organic,
unnecessary toxins and
pesticides may be introduced to the diet. Garden of Life’s
commitment to offer only the finest, pure, toxin-free, non-GMO ingredients in Raw Protein is evidenced by the rigorous standards,
regulations and procedures that must be upheld to carry the Canadian certified organic seal.
Why are sprouts beneficial?—Sprouts are rich in energy, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, beneficial enzymes and phytochemicals, as these are necessary for a germinating plant to grow. Sprouting increases plant enzyme content, protein quality, crude fiber content, essential fatty acids, chelation of
minerals and vitamin content.