Lupin belongs to the legume family and similar to other legumes it is a terrific source of protein. What makes it different is that it has a very low amount of available carbohydrate and an extremely high level of fibre. 100g of lupin provides about 40g of protein, only 4g of carbohydrate, 6g of fat and a whopping 37g of fibre. 

This makes it a pretty amazing food to add to a recipe to reduce the glycaemic load, while boosting the fibre and protein. It can therefore be of benefit in controlling blood glucose levels, reducing blood cholesterol levels and boosting gut health.

You can buy it as lupin flakes from the newly formed company The Lupin Co. or as lupin flour from Irwin Valley. The flakes make an excellent crumb for schnitzel or baked fish or chicken, or to make into falafel. The flour works really well when used to substitute some of the regular flour in a recipe. 
’s ‘Did You Know?’
Lupin is gluten free so suitable for coeliacs. Just be sure when using the flour to mix with other gluten free flours when baking.

Nutritional Information

Dairy free Gluten Free Nut free Vegan Vegetarian

Dr Joanna Plate Category: Proteins