Pea protein is actually one of the best plant-based forms of protein that you can eat. It is on par with the best of animal-derived powders and when flavoured and sweetened well, has a uniquely pleasant taste.
Pea protein is more or less what it sounds like: protein extracted from peas. Specifically, it’s obtained by drying and grounding peas into a fine flour, mixing it with water, and extracting the fiber and starch, leaving mostly protein with a smattering of vitamins and minerals. This paste is then dried and ground into a fine powder, creating pea protein isolate, which provides a great deal of nutrition.