Characterization of protein composition and quality from different pea cultivars

  • Peas
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Michael Nickerson

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences


To evaluate the amino acid profiles and surface characteristics of proteins extracted from a diverse set of pea cultivars and the functionality of protein isolates. To evaluate the effect of cultivar, environment, and their interaction on the protein’s physicochemical and functional properties and the impact of isolate production methods on protein performance.


Cultivar-type or the environment did not alter isolate functionality to a degree that would warrant secondary processors to be concerned about variety differences within the raw material feedstock.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2012 - 2016


Agriculture Development Fund

Total Project Cost