According to recent research published in the journal Nutrients potato protein can help to increase the rate of protein production in the muscles to help develop and maintain muscle mass; findings may be important with an increasing number of people transitioning towards plant based diets to improve physical health, environmental sustainability and exercise performance capacity among other things.
People often draw a distinction between the quality of animal based and plant based protein. According to another review in the journal Nutrients plant based diets provide health and environmental benefits but few of these sources offer all the beneficial amino acids that are associated with a protein source.
Additionally some plant based protein can be more difficult to digest, losing some of the potential nutritional value in the process. Animal based proteins on the other hand contain all of the amino acids humans require and they are generally easier to digest in contrast.