A tiny seed with a huge effect

05. April 2017

Our sesame protein is a sustainable source of protein that promotes muscle development and regeneration. Muscle development relies on protein, while fats and carbohydrates supply energy. To build muscle effectively, your protein intake should be distributed throughout the day and supplemented with plenty of water to ensure that the nutrients are transported to your muscles. The right proteins are the building material of muscle tissue, enabling its growth and development. Sesame protein also contains a large amount of unsaturated fatty acids while additionally providing all eight essential fatty acids. The following table compares two sources of protein and their essential amino acid profiles:

Amino acid spectrum Sesame protein  Almond protein 
Valine 3.3 g 2.2 g
Leucine 2.6 g 3.6 g
Isoleucine 2.6 g 1.80 g
Threonine 2 g 1.5 g
Phenylalanine 3.4 g 2.5 g
Tryptophan 0.94 g --
Methionine 1.5 g 0.35 g
Lysine 2.3 g 1.3 g

Leucine, isoleucine and valine constitute the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), which are essential for strength training. They can reduce muscle soreness and specifically increase muscle strength. As the table clearly shows, sesame protein contains large amounts of isoleucine and valine. Almond protein, on the other hand, is rich in leucine. This is why many experts repeatedly recommend combining vegetable proteins: the body needs the right combination of multiple amino acids to stimulate muscle development. Other positive characteristics of sesame protein include its high proportion of iron, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamin B6, which can reduce fatigue and tiredness. Magnesium supports the functioning of the muscles and the electrolyte balance. The team of OPW Ingredients will be happy to advise you on all topics related to vegetable proteins.

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