Cracking lupin wide open: from test sausages to protein ingredient
Harnessing the power of protein from lupin has been a decades-long process, but it’s finally seeing the light.
There is archaeological evidence that lupin beans have been part of the human diet for thousands of years. Early varieties were bitter and needed washing or soaking prior to consumption but a ‘sweet’ lupin variety was developed last century. Now, Western Australia grows over 80 per cent of the world’s lupins and is a leading exporter of Australian Sweet Lupin.