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The Australian Lupin Bean is finding its way into an increasing number of food products from bakery to dairy substitutes and meat analogues, driven by its strong nutritional and health attributes.

With a unique combination of high protein and dietary fibre, low fat and negligible starch, they process and behave differently in food products than all other grains, including the legume related pulses and soybean.

All Australian Lupin Beans have been carefully bred to have low alkaloids (less than 0.02%), this means no soaking.

Less than 0.02% alkaloids

The benefits of Aussie Lupin enriched foods

A recent review found that sweet lupins can favourably affect blood pressure, blood lipids, insulin sensitivity and the gut microbiome. Improved health outcomes were consistent for blood pressure 2,3, satiety 4,5,6,7 and glycaemic control markers 4,5,8,9,10,11 indicating benefits for reducing risk and managing symptoms of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Preliminary studies on lupin enriched foods (containing at least 20% lupin flour) have shown that Australian Sweet Lupins have the potential to:

  • Supress appetite – study subjects reported a significant decrease in hunger between meals
  • Improve blood glucose metabolism – by reducing blood glucose and insulin response.
  • Lower blood pressure – due to the high amino acid arginine content
  • Improve bowel health and the gut microbiome – due to its prebiotic oligosaccharides that can promote the growth of the beneficial intestinal bifidobacteria and gut health.
  • Improve blood cholestorol – a diet containing protein and fibre from the Australian Lupin Bean kernel can reduce total cholesterol without reducing ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.

Potential utilisation of the Australian Lupin Bean

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