Building upon more than 160 years of experience in the yeast field, LHC developed what it believes is a true game-changer for the protein market, which is currently driven by animal and vegetable sources of protein. With consumers turning away from animal proteins, the company witnessed the rise of plant-based proteins such as soy protein and pea protein. More recently, a multitude of new protein sources—from algae, mycelium, insects, etc.—have also become more prominent. However, some of them must overcome significant hurdles such as functional and organoleptic drawbacks as well as consumers’ potential concerns over safety and psychological factors.
Lynside ProteYn is a range of high-quality proteins derived from yeasts that builds upon nutritional yeasts’ notoriety. Designed to cater to modern consumers who are increasingly interested in non-animal sources of proteins, while seeking reassurance regarding the quality, safety and origin of the products they choose, Lesaffre Human Care’s Yeast Proteins are ideal for virtually any individual (time-crunched active adult, senior, dieter, etc.) wishing to increase his/her overall protein intake. The Lynside ProteYn range is guaranteed non-GMO and free from anti-nutritional factors such as protease inhibitors, phytates, etc., and is produced without pesticides or antibiotics for growth. Lynside ProteYn is also vegan/vegetarian/flexitarian-friendly, gluten, soy and dairy free.
Unlike a majority of plant-based proteins, Lynside ProteYn ingredients are complete proteins containing all nine-essential amino-acids and comparing well with other protein sources. Indeed, their chemical score is above 100% and their Protein Digestibility–Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCASS) greater than 1, which is similar to dairy proteins and much higher than all plant-based proteins. It is worth noting that Lynside ProteYn contains significant amounts of all branched chain amino-acids (BCAA): leucine, valine and isoleucine, as these three components play an important part in muscle synthesis and sports recovery. Not only yeast protein offer a complete amino-acid profile and high digestibility score but they are also packed with other micronutrients such as naturally-occurring fibers, B-vitamin-complex and minerals (iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium).
Lynside ProteYn also offers the benefit of having a low environmental impact, thanks to a very specific and perfectly mastered manufacturing process. It can therefore be considered as a sustainable protein, compared to other more resource-intensive and environmentally impactful sources.