Lupins a very Healthy Asset
Lupin kernel are one of the worlds the highest sources of plant proteins available: 40g per 100g. The protein is easily digestible with high bio-availability of essential nutrients and minerals. Lupin kernel are one of the highest sources of dietary fibre: 36 g per 100g.
Lupin kernel are high in essential amino acids, are cholesterol free, and contains negligible amounts of Trypsin Inhibitors (known to interfere with digestion) often found in other legumes. Lupin is also very low in Lectins and Saponins, two known gastric irritants, the latter of which afflicts the soybean even after extensive baking and processing. Lupin kernels are also low in Phytic Acid, which in the soybean, due to its higher content, binds with calcium and zinc, rendering them nutritionally unavailable. Lupin kernels do not require heat or chemical treatment, thus rendering it a superbly healthy food, by any standards.
Lupin does contain a modest amount of bio-active sugars ~8% oligosaccharide sugars. Oligosaccharides are utilised as nutritional supplements to promote the growth of beneficial intestinal bifidobacteria (prebiotics) that improve the resistance to gastrointestinal infections caused by Escherichia coli, Clostridium and Salmonella spp
Studies have revealed that Australian Sweet Lupins
- Suppress Appetite
- Reduce the Glycemic Load of carbohydrate foods
- Reduce blood pressure
- Improve glucose metabolism (diabetes)
- Improve bowel health
- Prebiotic, promotes growth of good bacteria
- Modify the Glycemic Index
- Very high source of essential amino acid
- Gluten free
- Non GM
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