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Faba Bean Protein 1kg

Plant Based Protein That's Functional.

PROTEIN

26.5g

BCAAS

4g

SUGARS

<0.5g
$42.00 (AUD)

Faba Bean Protein AU

NZ Protein's Faba Bean isolate protein powder is a newer plant based protein that's more pleasant than some other types of plant proteins, and it makes a good alternative to pea.

It's clean tasting and has less gritiness that's often associated with plant proteins.

Faba bean is high in protein (85% - unflavoured) and is a complete protein with a good amino acid profile. That means it's suitable for muscle growth and development and is comparable to other high quality sources of protein.

Like with other plant proteins, faba bean is vegan, GMO free, and naturally free of dairy, gluten, soy, and other allergens*.

Lastly, and perhaps most interestingly, it's functional. That means faba bean is likely to perform better in recipes and baking applications. It's heat stable too so works well in soups and casseroles.

faba bean plants growing

Flavours

Faba bean protein is a unique one. It's quite pleasant and easy to drink on its own - certainly easier than other plant proteins.

We have developed new flavours for this product and are working on more.

Clean Protein

Legumes are nutrient-dense and easy to digest foods. They're cleaner to produce and use less fossil fuel energy to grow than less sustainable animal sources of protein.

As the human population grows and the demand for protein grows it is believed that there will be more of a switch to sustainable plant based foods, such as faba bean which is a complete protein and is a suitable replacement to animal proteins.

Faba bean is a very versatile crop because they're able to grow in most climate conditions and soils. Additionally they belong to the 'nitrogen fixing' category of crops, meaning they provide an abundant and sustainable source of nitrogen into the soil.

This product is grown by our mates in Australia where the manufacturing plant has just been set up.

Faba Bean vs Pea Protein

Pea protein is hugely popular, so why bother with this new type?

Where pea and other types of plant protein have a grainy-ness to them, faba does not.

One serving of our faba bean contains 125 calories and ~26 grams of protein. One serving of our pea contains 111 calories and ~25 grams of protein, so both have similar protein levels and faba bean has slightly higher calories.

Overall, while both have comparable levels of protein, the main difference is that faba bean has a cleaner taste and pea is a better amino acid profile.

 

faba bean protein small bag

pea protein small bag

Protein Per 100g

85-90%

80-85%

Source

Faba (broad) beans, Australia

Yellow Peas, Canada

PDCAAS Score

0.75
(higher than pea; more bioactive)

0.64

Key Attributes

Vegan, plant based.

Clean texture.

Vegan, plant based.

Slightly grainy texture.

Best For

Best plant protein if taste and texture are an issue.

Functional protein - better for baking and recipes.

Higher PDCAAS score.

Good replacement for whey and has a better amino acid profile for muscle repair/growth.

Slightly lower cost.

faba beans

Taste and Mixing

This product has more of a neutral taste than other plant proteins. Flavoured varieties are available too. The texture is cleaner and not grainy. It blends easily into other foods and with other flavours.

Faba bean protein is formulated to mix with water, but other liquids (such as almond milk and yoghurt) can be used. It mixes slightly thicker than whey but not as thick as pea protein.

This product mixes easily in a handshaker or with a spoon but it's always good practice to add liquid before the powder. Our Fill n Go Funnels make this easy.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-3 servings daily at breakfast, between meals, post workout, or before bed.

Digestibility

Plant proteins are slower digesting than general animal types. In saying that, the digestibility rate is high with 90% of the protein easily digestible.

The better a protein is digested, the more efficiently it can be used by the body. The digestibility of any given protein is related to the concentrations of its amino acids. The Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) is a rating that determines the bioavailibility of a protein. The maximum score is 1.0. This study gives faba beans a PDAAS score of 0.75. This is greater than pea protein but less than whey.

Good for Weight Loss

Higher-protein meals decrease hunger and increase satiety compared to lower-protein meals. It can help people to lose weight and keep it off by not only reducting appetite but also by increasing metabolism and helping to control blood sugar levels.

Faba bean protein may assist with sugar cravings and can make you feel full for longer and enable more prolonged absorption.

small faba bean plants in field

Side Effects

Faba (broad) bean is a type of legume. Allergies are uncommon. Those with allergies to faba beans and favism should avoid this product.

In their raw state faba beans, like peas, contain antinutrients which can can interfere and prevent absorption of nutrients such as proteins and minerals. Though antinutrients are naturally present in faba beans, they're eliminated through the manufacture and extraction process.

Faba Bean Recipes

Faba Protein Breakfast Smoothie

A smooth, thick, plant-based smoothie with 26.5g protein per serve! Faba bean protein works miracles as a plant based protein in a smoothie because it doesn't change the taste or texture.
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Faba Protein Quinoa Bar

This recipe is really simple and tastes deliciously sweet! Combining the textures of almonds, nut butter, quinoa and chocolate chips, it makes for a gooey, chewy protein bar with plenty of protein, fibre and flavour.
View Recipe

Protein Pancake Cereal

Tiny morsels packed with protein to start your day off right.
View Recipe

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy, peanut, and gluten ingredients.


Rated 4.92/5 Based on 37 customer reviews.

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This is delicious. I used to get the Pea protein but it was a bit gritty.
The Faba Bean protein is not gritty at all. Makes a nice fluffy smoothie.
Banana flavour is good too.
Review by: Anoushka on Wed, Aug 3, 2022 3:26 PM
Wasn't sure what I would think of the new banana flavour, so only got a sample pack. Wow! It's really nice. Will definitely be buying a big bag when I have finished the chocolate.
Review by: Kelly on Mon, Aug 1, 2022 12:58 PM
I tried the Banana flavour and WOW! I loved it! It definitely has a banana taste but also a nutty taste (which I'm guessing is the Faba bean maybe). Not sure everyone will taste that but I did and really liked it. Will be purchasing again for sure!
Review by: Rachel on Sun, Jul 31, 2022 12:54 PM
Love it
Review by: Paul on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 12:19 PM
Such a great tasting and textured plant based protein. Highly recommend
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Jul 26, 2022 12:39 PM
This product works well for me in that it provides a solid boost of high quality protein with an agreeable taste.The chocolate flavor is mild and nicely compliments the subtle, slightly nutty taste of the faba (fava) beans from which it is derived. I doesn't mix quite as easily as the whey protein but that is by no means a deal breaker. I appreciate the fact that it is plant-based rather than being derived from the dairy industry and plan on ordering this product on a monthly basis. Highly recommended.
Review by: ANDREW on Fri, Jul 15, 2022 4:15 PM
Great flavour. Not gritty. Feels way better in my tummy and I do not get the IBS symptoms I do from other plant based protein powders
Review by: olive on Thu, Jul 14, 2022 11:06 PM
Quick service and great price. I wanted a good quality, clean, plant-based protein with no additives or flavours - the Faba Bean Protein ticks all the boxes. I'll be ordering again from NZProtein.
Review by: Mick on Tue, Jun 28, 2022 2:14 PM
My 2nd bag now, love this stuff and told many others to give it a go!!
Review by: Joseph on Thu, Jun 16, 2022 3:41 PM
I bought the Double Chocolate flavor after trying a lot of different protein powders. This is amazing stuff, hard to believe it's good for me as its like drinking chocolate mousse! I blend mine with a 500ml water, a banana and psyllium husk, and it makes for a smooth and very thick and absolutely delicious drink. I like that it's the right balance of sweetness for me. It's better than a lot of protein powders I've tried before that leave a weird aftertaste or have a grainy or clumpy texture, or have weird or dull flavors. Though I prefer stevia to sucralose (yeah I know I'm weird), sucralose normally taste unpleasant chemical taste to me when added to most things, but it works with this one well. I could easily add more water to make it more shake like, but I like it thick. I also don't notice any bean taste the way I have it. I may get the unflavored one later to add to other smoothies.
Review by: Elly on Sun, Jun 12, 2022 9:06 PM
This is the best plant protein I have used - and I have tried so many. Only wish it came in more flavours!!
Review by: jillian on Wed, Jun 8, 2022 12:19 PM
I use unflavoured and the taste is quite strong but it's not a bad taste. Also good to use in baking for some extra protein and flavour. The worst thing I've found is that it gets way too foamy when mixing in a shaker. I have to stir it now which takes longer, and it doesn't mix as well.
Review by: Paul on Wed, Jun 8, 2022 12:06 PM
I've been looking for alternative to whey protein for years and tried others like pea (horrible for me regardless of the flavour or other stuff mixed), hemp (a bit better), but this chocolate Faba bean protein is the BEST alternative I've had! I don't think it's better than whey for taste, but comes super close. There is a bit of a 'beany' taste but it's not that strong. Good texture and like it so much it will be my new permanent go-to! Thank you!
Review by: Joseph on Thu, May 26, 2022 1:13 PM
Mixes well, doesn't add noticeable flavor to smoothies
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, May 20, 2022 12:08 PM
Delicious, blends perfectly and Digests easy. No sore tummy, not grainy bits, absolutely no problems. This is my new go-to.
Review by: Jake on Thu, May 12, 2022 12:07 PM
Just tried a sample of the choc flavour and wow!! Best plant protein I have tried - great flavour and consistency and easy on the stomach. Will def be buying a full size version.

Any chance of a vanilla or caramel flavour pretty please?? NZPROTEIN REPLY: very difficult to flavour in those, we have been trying but it's not going great so far! Will keep trying.
Review by: Alex on Fri, Apr 22, 2022 11:56 AM
Easy mixing and easy absorption although flavour not as strong as samples so using 250ml of water for mixing then more water after to help metabolize. More palatable then any pea,rice or combo I've ever had. And just brilliant how fast delivery is
Review by: Robert on Sat, Apr 2, 2022 1:41 PM
Taste good, mixes well, great price, fast dispatch
Review by: Craig on Wed, Mar 23, 2022 1:24 PM
Seriously good, Incredibly smooth & delicious ! Replacing my pea protein, FABA isn’t gritty and tasty enough to be mixed with water. Happy customer !
Review by: Brooke on Fri, Feb 18, 2022 1:07 PM
Much smoother than the previous Fava bean protein powder I got from Pure Plant Protein. Doesn't upset my stomach like the previous one as well.
Review by: Elise on Mon, Jan 31, 2022 6:20 PM
Really tasty and way less gritty than the pea protein.
Review by: Giovanna on Fri, Jan 28, 2022 3:16 PM
Mixes well, tastes great, doesn’t repeat on me like whey does. I’m glad I found this stuff.
Review by: Paul on Thu, Dec 30, 2021 6:33 PM
My digestive system & body reacts well to this protein powder. Unflavoured is ok. It also makes a great thickener (+ protein enhancer) for things like casseroles & stews etc.
Review by: Paul on Mon, Dec 27, 2021 2:00 PM
I recently went plant-based and after having a bad experience with pea protein, was keen to give it a try. WOW. It actually tastes good, with a very mild flavour and smooth texture. I will be getting this from now on. Please have a multi-buy option! Look forward to getting more.
Review by: MRose on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 1:37 PM
My favourite plant based protein powder. Good consistency and amazing in a banana smoothie 👊
Review by: Karina on Sun, Nov 14, 2021 1:16 AM
Delicious fava bean protein
Review by: Angela on Wed, Nov 3, 2021 8:21 AM
Love it! Smooth, creamy, great flavour. Hoping you do discounts for bulk buys soon.
Review by: Kelly on Mon, Nov 1, 2021 8:16 AM
Love it - nice and smooth and very filling. Will purchase again :)
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 10:59 AM
Really creamy, good flavour, not too sweet! Best plant based protein powder so far
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 6:53 AM
The new chocolate flavour is amazing. Tastes great, super smooth, and as always, your delivery time is second to none.
Review by: Kelly on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 3:15 PM
sooo yummy, even better than pea - creamy, chocolatey, delish
Review by: katya on Tue, Sep 28, 2021 8:11 AM
The chocolate flavour is genuinely the best plant protein I've ever had, and I've tried many different brands (mostly pea proteins).

Has a much nicer flavour than any pea protein and is very smooth and creamy. It's just like drinking a chocolate milkshake even when mixed with water. Also has significantly lower sodium content than most pea proteins as well.
Review by: Harry on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 1:37 PM
Incredible new plant based protein out of Australia. Texturally superior to pea protein (not grainy) and without the bitterness and high sodium content of pea protein.

Mixes well with powdered peanut butter and/or cocoa to create a delicious protein packed spread to put on toast. Add some hazelnut extract and you darn near have high protein Nutella (using unflavoured faba protein with extra erythritol to sweeten). I imagine the double choc flavour will work even better for this purpose.

Hoping NZProtein offer bulk purchase discounts for this product soon.
Review by: Anthony on Tue, Sep 14, 2021 9:48 PM
Pleasant (neutral) taste, mixes well in shakes, good substitute for flour in baking, I tolerate it better than milk based proteins, does not cause any gastro issues often associated with beans. I like the fact it’s produced in Australia and has better environmental credentials than animal derived proteins.
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Sep 11, 2021 1:22 PM
Been looking for a great tasting easy to mix plant based protein powder for a while and this is one of the best. Quick delivery in these hard times and came packed really well

Looking forward to using it in baking some plant based treats too.

Great stuff!
Review by: Pat on Mon, Sep 6, 2021 5:12 PM
Genuinely delicious protein. Have it by itself and it's a really smooth creamy protein. Mix it with Banana into a smoothie and it gives that little bit of sweetness which I'm sure we have all come to expect from using pea isolate. Super delicious protein, very nice and creamy.
Review by: Blake on Mon, Aug 23, 2021 7:40 AM
Great protein powder, mixes a treat and I double it up with matcha powder too. Taste is fine as long as you’re not expecting a sweet hit with every mouthful.
Review by: Paul on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 8:18 PM

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Click on a flavour to see the nutritional information.

Unflavoured

Serving size: 31.25g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 522kJ 1670kJ
Calories 125 399
Protein 26.5g 85g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 1.7g 5.4g
       - Saturated 0.5g 1.2g
Carbohydrate 1.2g 3.8g
       - Sugars <0.5g <1g
       - Fibre <0.5g <0.5g
Sodium 91mg 290mg

Ingredients: Faba Bean Protein Isolate.

Double Chocolate

Serving size: 31.25g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 516kJ 1652kJ
Calories 123 395
Protein 23.1g 73.9g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 2.1g 6.9g
       - Saturated 0.7g 2.4g
Carbohydrate 2.7g 8.6g
       - Sugars 0.4g 1.2g
Sodium 79mg 252mg

Ingredients: Faba Bean Protein Isolate, Cocoa, Flavours, Sweetener (Sucralose).

Banana (new)

Serving size: 31.25g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 522kJ 1670kJ
Calories 125 399
Protein 26.5g 85g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 1.7g 5.4g
       - Saturated 0.5g 1.2g
Carbohydrate 1.2g 3.8g
       - Sugars <0.5g <1g
       - Fibre <0.5g <0.5g
Sodium 91mg 290mg

Ingredients: Faba Bean Protein Isolate, Flavour, Sweetener (Sucralose).

Orange (new)

Serving size: 31.25g (3 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 522kJ 1670kJ
Calories 125 399
Protein 26.5g 85g
       - Gluten 0g 0g
Fat - total 1.7g 5.4g
       - Saturated 0.5g 1.2g
Carbohydrate 1.2g 3.8g
       - Sugars <0.5g <1g
       - Fibre <0.5g <0.5g
Sodium 91mg 290mg

Ingredients: Faba Bean Protein Isolate, Flavour, Citric Acid, Sweetener (Sucralose).

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(mg per serving - unflavoured)

Branched chain aminio acids:
Isoleucine 1010
Leucine 1750
Valine 1220
Other essential aminio acids:
Lysine 1460
Methionine 175
Phenylalanine 960
Threonine 880
Tryptophan 140
Non essential aminio acids:
Histidine 580
Alanine 1010
Arganine 2070
Aspartic Acid 2440
Cysteine/Cystine 180
Glutamic Acid 3720
Glycine 960
Proline 980
Serine 1190
Tyrosine 800

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