Both Liquid Hope and Nourish formulas contain complete protein as defined by their protein sources offering all essential amino acids required by human metabolism. Each formula contains a variety of whole plant ingredients that offer complimentary amino acids. With Liquid Hope, garbanzo beans, brown rice protein, almond butter, quinoa, and peas, in addition to other vegetables included in the formula, combine to provide all of the 10 essential amino acids in adequate quantities. In the case of Nourish, almond butter is not found in the formula but other plant ingredients that contribute amino acids are adjusted to again contribute all essential amino acids in adequate quantities.
Although no one ingredient provides a complete protein, the combination of two or more plant foods has long been recognized by all government nutrition and medical organizations, as well as the World Health Organization, as an effective means of supplying all age groups with ample quality protein. Combining a legume such as garbanzo beans with rice or the protein in rice, alone would meet all protein requirements for all age groups.
~ John Bagnulo MPH, PhD.