Amino acids are organic compounds that make up proteins and are vital for many critical processes in your body, including muscle building, the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters.
Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Nine of these are classified as essential because your body cannot produce them.
Complete protein sources provide the nine amino acids, however many plant proteins, including pea and rice, only provide a few of these. Fortunately, combining them provides an optimal amino acid profile. Pea protein is low in the amino acids cysteine and methionine, but rich in lysine, whereas rice protein is low in lysine, but super-high in cysteine and methionine.
This is why Fodbods contain a blend of both pea protein and rice protein - to ensure your body gets all the amino acids it needs!