Is plant based protein as nutritious as animal protein? Home › Forums › Nutrition › Is plant based protein as nutritious as animal protein? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Matt 11 months, 2 weeks ago. Author Posts June 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm #202 SoloEmilyKeymaster The pea protein in Solo is a ‘complete’ protein which means it contains all of the essential and nonessential amino acids our body needs. Some vegan, plant based proteins are not complete, but we use pea protein because of its superior nutritional profile. The production of plant based foods also has less impact on the environment than rearing livestock. July 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm #370 MattParticipant Pea protein is not complete. Combining it with oats means the finished product is a complete protein but the pea on it’s own is not. Rather misleading and something your nutritionist surely should have pointed out. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.