Vegan Protein Powders
Vegan protein powders are great way for vegans and vegetarians to increase their daily protein intake. Their taste, digestibility, amino acids profile and other features have changed over years and made this kind of protein approach animal based protein powders in general.
On the other hand, animal based protein still have better amino acids profile, varies greatly in speed of digestion (compare whey with casein for example) which helps in organising nutrition regarding part of the day or workout schedule, it is cheaper, etc
We are giving you the overview of protein powders that we have tried - in the end it all comes to who likes what taste and individual eating habits.
For example, some hemp proteins have consistency of yogurt mixed with beach sand (probably, I never tasted yogurt with beach sand :o) ) - for me accustomed to whey, egg, milk or casein Meal Replacement Powders, this is not nice, to say the least - I swallowed it, somehow. Some people (even meat eaters) were, on the other hand, very enthusiastic because of new fragrance and flavor.
Bottom line - if you are going to buy any kind of powdered supplement - try to get samples first, try them, and only then consider purchasing them. Or buy full package with few of friends and share it.
Vegan protein powders are based on protein isolates mostly from rice, yellow pea, hemp, soy, wheat and similar plants. Their BV and PDCAAS are lower than BV and PDCAAS of animal based sources - to improve those values, most manufacturers produce vegan protein blends based on protein isolates from several plants and even add plant derived BCAAs and other EAAs.
Such protein supplements don't lag behind much in nutritional or any other value from animal based protein supplements, they cost more, but often are very low on most common allergens, cholesterol and similar.