Rice protein concentrate

Rice protein concentrate. Rice, Oryza sativa, is an excellent source of protein 1. Rice protein provides many essential amino acids to the diet, including the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine 2. Rice protein concentrate is often used in dietary supplements as an alternative to soy or whey protein to avoid any possible allergic reactions to those ingredients.


  1. United States Department of Agriculture. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. 2008.
  2. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.