Faba Bean Protein 1kg

Plant Based Protein that Performs Well in Recipes.

PROTEIN

26.5g

BCAAS

4g

SUGARS

<0.5g
Mixing hack: try two scoops of chocolate together with one scoop of banana or orange
$43.00 (SGD)

Faba Bean Protein SG

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

Baked Protein Oats

A delicious, warm, protein packed breakfast, to get your day started off on the right foot.
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Banana Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Here's an easy recipe for protein bars made from faba bean protein and peanut butter. They're vegan and have a chocolate topping.
View Recipe

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.
View Recipe

Faba Protein Brownies

A great tasting plant based brownie packed with gains!
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 4.88/5 Based on 121 customer reviews.

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The faba bean protien sits really well in my stomach and tastes great. I can recommend
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Jul 1, 2024 3:10 PM
Great Product
Review by: Bharti on Mon, Jun 24, 2024 1:45 PM
Great product as always!!
Review by: Kate on Sun, Jun 23, 2024 3:51 PM
Fantastic product, unbelievably unobtrusive in a smoothie. Every other protein powder I have tried either tastes awful, or is gritty. This product is absolutely smooth. And it's no more expensive than Whey protein.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jun 19, 2024 8:24 PM
Love this. So smooth, unflavoured has been good in making pancakes the chocolate is so good as shakes. I like adding the peanut butter powder to make it extra creamy.
Review by: Gemma on Wed, Jun 19, 2024 7:43 PM
This protein powder is so yummy!!! The chocolate and orange mixed together is my favourite! Really nice mixed with coconut yoghurt or in overnight oats too :D
Review by: Tyler on Thu, Jun 13, 2024 4:48 PM
Great protein! Love the chocolate in smoothies, so creamy. Unflavoured is great in baking too!
Review by: Charlie on Tue, Jun 11, 2024 12:16 PM
Nice easy protein. First time trying it to swap day with whey.
Only negative is that I got Unflavoured but it was contaminated with banana flavour. So handling protocols probably need review. NZPROTEIN REPLY: hi thanks for the review. You ordered banana. We will email you
Review by: Ben on Mon, Jun 10, 2024 7:33 PM
Tasty, and dose the trick.
Review by: Alan on Sat, May 25, 2024 2:23 PM
Love the banana flavored my favorite protein always.
Review by: Stacey on Wed, May 22, 2024 12:14 PM
Truly flavourless, if that’s what you’re after I highly recommend. Great to use in smoothies without any weird after taste or grittiness.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, May 16, 2024 4:59 PM
Delicious tasting plant alternative to whey.
Review by: Diana on Wed, May 15, 2024 2:59 PM
Selected for the low sodium content. No regrets. No difference in Taste from my previous brand.
Review by: Matt on Tue, Apr 9, 2024 12:54 PM
That rating is for your service and products. Excellent as always. Will bot comment on I dividual products.
Thank you again
Regards
Chris Hines
Review by: Chris on Mon, Apr 1, 2024 6:33 PM
Love this protein, zero flavour and super fine powder so can be mixed into juicy and milky smoothies. Perfect non-dairy option!
Review by: Lucy on Fri, Mar 15, 2024 1:48 PM
soooo yummy! this is the only protein powder i’ve found that doesn’t have that gritty texture that other powders do. the chocolate flavour isn’t superrr sweet but the banana one it super flavourful so i like to mix them together it’s so delish!!
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Mar 8, 2024 1:13 PM
I love the Faba Bean protein as unflavoured. Delicious and creamy with soy milk. So good. The texture is so much better than the other plant protein powder I was buying from here for a couple years. I switched to Faba Bean last year and so glad I did. Awesome quick dispatch and delivery as always from the team at NZ Protein.
Review by: Rae on Wed, Mar 6, 2024 8:25 PM
Love this protein powder. No after-taste as many of them do. I bought the chocolate flavour - so decadent it feels like a treat!
I add a few ice cubes on these super hot days. Can't wait for the orange flavour to come in as I will pair it with the chocolate for a change
Review by: Bev on Fri, Feb 2, 2024 5:03 PM
Really love this plant based protein as it's much gentler on the tummy vs pea protein, which is super important for when I'm training lots. Nice rich chocolate taste, blends well to a smooth creamy texture and makes for a yummy dessert too! Definitely a staple now.
Review by: Rachel on Wed, Jan 17, 2024 1:20 PM
Fav protein powder, love the taste, how it blends. Would love a vanilla and a berry option.
Review by: Kelly on Tue, Jan 2, 2024 7:53 AM
Great taste, mixes well, smooth and creamy - no gritty crap!
Review by: Kerris on Thu, Dec 28, 2023 1:07 PM
We just love it. Chocolate is out favorite, banana is also good.
Review by: Vanessa on Mon, Dec 18, 2023 4:02 PM
Excellent product, add to frozen bananas and cacao power/blackcurrant powder etc, sweetener to taste and soy milk and process, then freeze in muffin cups/popsicle mould to make great ice cream. Great customer service, despatch is super speedy and also excellent response to a question I had about a product.
Review by: Anonymous on Fri, Dec 15, 2023 12:24 PM
Mixes easy, dosent cause bloating, top product great value, double chocolate is great
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Dec 4, 2023 3:16 PM
My orders always arrive the next day. Awesome service.
Love this protein as it doesn’t affect my stomach like animal based products do. Tastes great too!
Review by: Will on Thu, Nov 23, 2023 1:17 PM
Always very quick to fulfill and send orders - usually arrives within 1 or 2 days from ordering and I live in the bottom of the South Island. Prices are great too. Have used many times in past and will continue to do so!
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Nov 23, 2023 12:43 PM
Love this product, chocolate tastes great, mixes well and bakes well. Super fast delivery too!
Review by: Eleanor on Fri, Nov 3, 2023 5:19 PM
Wow! Flavour explosion! and so good for you.
I usually buy a chocolate and a banana flavoured faba bean protein powder and mix them together with water, collagen and egg white.
This time I bought the orange flavour to go with the chocolate as I wanted to create a jaffa flavour.
Just tried them together this morning and it is awesome!

I recommend you try all the faba bean protein powders.
They're high % protein and a great non dairy product.
Review by: kiwi on Fri, Nov 3, 2023 1:50 PM
Great vegan option! Couldn’t drink whey since it kept breaking my skin out so I tried faba since I hate the grainy texture of pea and it was a great alternative. Still a little harder to drink than whey but has no weird aftertaste. Difficult to mix so would recommend blending into milk or a smoothie! I loved the chocolate taste also!
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Oct 24, 2023 4:33 PM
Great flavour, mixes with water well, good price. Recommended.
Review by: Mike on Fri, Oct 20, 2023 7:00 AM
Great plant based protein love the banana flavor has no gritty mouth feel & mixes well and is low carb.
Will be buying again.
Review by: Stacey on Mon, Oct 16, 2023 3:03 PM
Great tasting product
Review by: Colin on Mon, Oct 16, 2023 1:04 PM
Very smooth, none of the usual grittiness associated with plant based proteins. I like the flavourless ones for their versatility
Review by: Hannah on Sun, Oct 8, 2023 3:27 PM
Great protein, good to the taste and perfect for cereal, smoothies or baking
Review by: Alvar on Wed, Sep 27, 2023 2:32 PM
I have struggled to drink whey protein so thought I would give this a try. The chocolate flavour is not as sweet as the whey equivalent which is good. I found the whey flavours overly sweet. Chocolate faba bean protein has a nice creamy texture and isn't powdery. No bloating.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Aug 28, 2023 6:49 PM
Fast delivery.
The best plant protein I’ve tried so far. I bought both banana and chocolate, both flavours are delicious on their own and mixed together. The protein mixes really well into yogurt, I’d suggest mixing it with a little bit of milk or water also as the powder is thicker than whey or isolate.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Aug 28, 2023 2:31 PM
easy to mix
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Aug 17, 2023 4:31 PM
Smooth and creamy plant protein - no more grittyness, finally! Best I've ever found. Will always be in love with the banana flavour!
Review by: Kai on Sat, Aug 12, 2023 10:57 AM
The smoothest vegan protein powder I've found. Love it!
Review by: Justina on Wed, Aug 9, 2023 4:56 PM
Love the chocolate taste and texture. Good value.
Review by: Jenny on Wed, Aug 9, 2023 12:10 PM
My absolute favourite protein powder. Love it with oat milk in a shake or mixed with yoghurt (tastes like choc pudding)
Review by: Kelly on Wed, Aug 9, 2023 11:39 AM
Really great product! Neutral flavour so mixes well in a smoothie. Plus I liked the non gritty texture
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Jul 31, 2023 1:43 PM
Great taste, easy to mix and use in different ways, shakes, mixed into oats. I love it and the different flavours all taste good.
Review by: Toby on Tue, Jul 18, 2023 2:32 PM
good product easy on the taste buds
Review by: Primo on Mon, Jul 17, 2023 1:26 PM
The faba protein is absolutely brilliant. The chocolate one is so tasty that a shake is good enough to satisfy sweet cravings. But take the suggestions provided and do a two scoop chocolate, one schoop banana for an ultimate protein treat!
Review by: Varun on Tue, Jul 11, 2023 11:47 AM
We have variety of faba bean flavours now. mix n match them for different flavours. we really find the texture easy to blend and use in cooking and their is no after taste per se like we found with pea protein. if you are looking for plant based protein, highly recommend faba beans! and dealing with nz protein as we all know is very easy - and their comms and delivery are fantastic
highly recommended
Review by: Paul on Tue, Jun 27, 2023 12:48 PM
I love this product, it is thick and creamy and doesn’t taste earthy. It has renewed my love of protein powders.
Review by: Michelle on Thu, Jun 22, 2023 5:27 PM
This stuff is awesome - the double chocolate tastes like a chocolate marshmallow fluff milkshake. Legit tastes like dessert vs a protein shake.
Review by: AD on Wed, Jun 14, 2023 12:23 PM
Mixes well with no gritty mouth feel wiil definitely be ordering again.
Review by: Stacey on Mon, Jun 12, 2023 2:08 PM
Delicious plant based protein. 2 scoops choc to 1 scoop banana makes for a perkynana shake if that’s ya jam, so good!
Review by: Ben on Fri, Jun 9, 2023 12:40 PM
Absolutely love this Vegan Protein, taste is great and no gritty feeling, thank you best vegan protein I have found! Love it 👍🏻
Review by: Amanda on Sat, Jun 3, 2023 11:09 PM
All 3 flavours are great. Best results combing banana or orange with chocolate. Not grainy and really tasty!
Review by: Johnathan on Fri, May 26, 2023 12:54 PM
Sooooo good. Very smooth. Very happy with this. Should definitely do some more flavors 😋
Review by: Vanessa on Sun, May 21, 2023 7:16 AM
This is a great protein powder for people with dairy intolerance… I add it to the meal replacement powder
Review by: Julia on Fri, May 19, 2023 1:29 PM
Love this protein powder.
First plantbased protein powder that is not gritty which is great.
The unflavoured one has a higher protein content than the flavored ones - just an FYI if you're trying up your protein
Highly recommend it
Review by: Sheryl on Fri, Apr 14, 2023 2:52 PM
Best as yet! 😍
Tastes like banana paddle pop ice-cream, inexpensive and has one of the best nutritional profiles 😎 🍌
Review by: Ama on Wed, Apr 12, 2023 1:53 PM
Product mixes well and is easy to use.

There is a market for a supplement that is dairy free, gluten free and sugar free.....something to think about....
Review by: Steve on Wed, Apr 12, 2023 1:16 PM
Tastes ok. Compared to pea protein, it does not mix well at all and is very difficult to clean protein shaker after. It would suit being used in a protein porridge perhaps. NZPROTEIN REPLY: add more water, it needs quite a lot!
Review by: TroyB on Wed, Apr 5, 2023 10:52 AM
Adds a great creamy texture. Not quite as nice tasting as whey but pretty mild so mixes with any other flavouring.
Review by: Bruce on Sun, Feb 26, 2023 11:32 AM
Great flavour and texture
Review by: Richie on Fri, Feb 24, 2023 3:55 PM
Takes a longer time to dissolve than the whey proteins but it is the BEST dairy free alternative I have ever tried. Not too sickly sweet like a lot of the other brands. Pro tip: mix the protein shake and leave it on the counter to dissolve for about 5mins, mix again and it’s pretty much clump free from there!
Review by: Anonymous on Tue, Feb 14, 2023 6:04 PM
Really happy with the unflavoured Faba Bean Protein. Good price and good neutral flavour and texture. $42 for 1kg. A competitors version is $32.95 for only 500g. Arrived overnight. Will definitely be purchasing this again.
Review by: Minnie on Sun, Feb 12, 2023 1:47 PM
Great plant alternative. Must be whisked or blended though and would love if it was not artificial sweetener.
Review by: Anonymous on Sat, Feb 11, 2023 2:05 PM
This protein powder is super good. The chocolate is very chocolatey and it doesn't have the weird after taste like some of the other plant based protein powders.
Review by: Lana on Thu, Feb 9, 2023 2:26 PM
This is the best vegan protein powder I have ever had!!
Review by: Belinda on Thu, Jan 12, 2023 3:31 PM
10/10 on Flavour and definitely one of my favs..
Have referred to friends who have not been disappointed and is now happy customers of NZprotein
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Jan 4, 2023 7:55 AM
Great protein powder. We use it in smoothies and we can’t taste it. I’ve also used it in baking for my vegan breastfeeding sister for an extra boost in her day. 😁 Thank team
Review by: Kate on Mon, Dec 26, 2022 7:40 PM
The protein is hard to dissolve in water and the taste is not pleasant. However, it is easy to digest.

The customer services were exceptional, including the deliver. NZPROTEIN REPLY: try mixing it with more water - faba needs quite a lot.
Review by: Sophya on Thu, Dec 22, 2022 7:59 PM
If you’re an adult craving a childhood nostalgia-like banana milk drink but lack the opportunity to buy one, this flavour is for you.

Taste is fantastic, and the fava bean makeup is much kinder to the gut than the brown rice/pea proteins I have been buying from big box chemists.

This also dissolves better than any none milk based protein I’ve ever had. It’s great that I don’t have to drink sand milk anymore.

A+ would highly recommend.
Review by: Anonymous on Wed, Dec 14, 2022 2:34 PM
Mixes really well in a blended smoothie, or protein pancakes. Second time buying it. I dont see myself buying another. Tastes great, and fairly clean ingredients (not too much extra/filler).
Review by: Glenn on Wed, Nov 23, 2022 6:12 PM
Mixes ok, was not keen on the taste - Banana, tastes better if you add real banana which is not so good for carb and sugar content.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, Nov 10, 2022 3:48 PM
Always a 5 star! I am moving to Japan in a couple days so am going to miss this a lot... would be happy to open an online store there and sell this stuff too haha!
Review by: Joseph on Mon, Nov 7, 2022 12:17 PM
Bought a bag of the banana to try and a sample of the orange since the chocolate is so good. Really happy with all three. Looking forward to mixing the flavours in my oats and smoothies.
Review by: Kelly on Mon, Nov 7, 2022 8:52 AM
The double choc flavour is unbelievably good ! I always have this one by its self as a dessert in the evening as its so delicious just by its self.
Review by: Hamish on Tue, Nov 1, 2022 7:23 AM
I'm a regular consumer of the unflavoured fava bean powder and it's great. Foams up really bad in shaker but is perfect in smoothies. I'm a little confused with the serving size however. The bag says a serving size is 2 heaped scoops but here on the nutritional value is says 3 heaps scoops. Which is it? NZPROTEIN REPLY: we have emailed you. 3 heaped scoops :)
Review by: Paul on Mon, Oct 31, 2022 4:08 PM
I don't normally write reviews so the fact I'm taking time to write this is saying something! I usually go for a vanilla pea protein but I decided to branch out and tried the Faba Bean Protein in banana. I am so glad I did! I've repurchased because I love it so much! I mix it into my overnight oats. I find it super smooth and the flavour is lovely plus the price is super competitive! Thank you NZProtein!
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Oct 17, 2022 1:41 PM
Cleanest taste, not grainy, delicious with milk
Review by: Nayeem on Fri, Oct 14, 2022 7:53 PM
Chocolate Faba powder, lost count how many I've bought now. 10/10 for everything. Flavour, Texture, Mixability, Macros, and Ethics!
Review by: Joseph on Wed, Sep 7, 2022 11:41 PM
The banana and double choc Faba bean protein powders are delicious. Double choc one has the right amount of sweetness I.e. not too much and goes well in my oats. Blimmin love the banana flavour!!!
Review by: Kelly on Sat, Sep 3, 2022 4:06 PM
My favourite protein powder by far - clean, mild taste, nice texture, not gritty and mixes well. I get the Unflavoured but the Chocolate is good too. The only thing is that it does absorb a lot of liquid but I just add more water if the smoothie is too thick. I'd definitely take this on a desert island with me.
Review by: Mel on Wed, Aug 31, 2022 12:52 PM
Okay so chocolate and orange is my new favourite combination. It's phenomenal in a shake.
Review by: Briar on Mon, Aug 29, 2022 12:55 PM
perfect! its filling and tastes great
Review by: Sue on Sun, Aug 28, 2022 2:14 PM
(2nd rating as it was 2 purchases) Adding onto my other review. Purely rating the flavours (2 serves straight with 400ml soy milk) - Chocolate 10/10, Banana 7.5/10, Orange 6/10.

They all taste great blended with my usual stuff as well (walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder) and I'd say the orange flavour taste quite nice/unique blended with pears.
Review by: Joseph on Thu, Aug 18, 2022 1:08 PM
LOVE THIS STUFF!! The only non-whey protein powder that tastes good for me having it straight (with Soy milk). I've bought the new flavours banana and orange. I like them both, not quite as much as the original chocolate though (I actually like this even better than previous whey powders I used to have!). Smooth, creamy texture, no weird after taste, ethical, good price and macros. Ticks all the boxes perfectly. Have let friends try them out and they love it and have bought some too (I will tell more people about it if the price can promise not to increase from the demand hahah).

Thank you NZPROTEIN!
Review by: Joseph on Thu, Aug 18, 2022 1:04 PM
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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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

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

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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