Tara Protein Powder (organic) - Plant Protein
Tara (Caesalpinia spinosa), also known as spiny holdback, is native to Peru but is now found growing in drier areas around the world. Tara trees grow 6-16ft tall, have small thorns, and fruits that are 3-4 inch long pods with 4-7 ovoid flat seeds inside, which darken and turn a reddish color as they ripen. These hardy trees can produce yields for up to 80 years. Tara is typically cultivated as a source of environmentally friendly tannins, a source of gum or resin used as thickeners and stabilizers in food, and it is also grown as an ornamental plant due to its colorful flowers and pods.
Tara seed is an excellent source of plant protein and dietary fiber, with approximately 45 grams of protein and 18 grams of dietary fiber per 100 grams of powder. In addition to its main constituent, gallic acid, tara seeds also contain glucosinolates and smaller amounts of vitamins and minerals.