Lupin Beans Nutrition Facts And Benefits
If you like consuming plant-based proteins, chances are you’ve already heard of lupin or lupini beans. They are a kind of legume that belongs in the same family as peanuts and soybean. However, what makes Australian Sweet Lupin unique among legumes is its high energy protein (40%), high dietary fibre (38%), and low digestible carbohydrate (4%) content. Australian Sweet Lupin contains almost no starch and is rich in various vitamins and minerals, making them a powerhouse of nutrients – a complete food with all the key 9 Amino Acids. In this article, we’ll explore the nutritional contents of Australian Sweet Lupin beans, along with their health benefits and potential concerns.
More than these essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, lupin beans also polyphenols, including flavonoids and phenolic acids such as Apigenin, Caffeic acid, and Gallic acid.
Health Benefits Of Lupin Beans
Australian Sweet Lupin beans are considered the powerhouse legume, with all its amazing nutritional properties mentioned above. This is the reason why they are increasingly becoming popular among vegans, coeliac’s, and keto dieters. So, what are the benefits of Australian Sweet Lupins? Read on to find out.
Australian Sweet Lupins are among the best plant-based sources of protein. This makes them a good substitute for meats. Their protein content at 40% and Arginine content (approx. 5%) helps relax the blood vessels which lowers blood pressure levels and reduces the risks of hypertension, heart attack, stroke, paralysis, and eye impairment.
Because lupin is also low in carbohydrates (and much of this is fiber), they have a low glycemic index. Therefore, lupin is also helpful in keeping blood sugar levels low and preventing diabetes (note Australian Sweet Lupin also has NO cholesterol). More than that, Australian Sweet Lupin is rich in dietary fibre (a powerful prebiotic), making them useful for maintaining a healthy digestive system, boosting the immune system, and weight management.
The nutrients found in Australian Sweet Lupin are also known to combat illnesses such as anaemia, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer. In addition, the vitamins and minerals found in Australian Sweet Lupin can help strengthen the bones and teeth, improve the skin and hair, and fight signs of ageing.
Australian Sweet Lupin is a type of legume related to peanuts and soybeans, and if you are allergic to them, there is a very slight potential you may be allergic to lupin – About 5% of people known to exhibit clinical symptoms of peanut allergy have been reported to show clinical symptoms when exposed to lupin. More information can be found here – https://www.allergy.org.au/hp/papers/lupin-food-allergy
If you want to experience these Australian Sweet Lupin benefits yourself, try our lupin products at The Lupin Co. We have a range of lupin-based food products that you can easily incorporate into your daily meals without breaking your budget. Remember that eating healthy is the best route you can take in ensuring a long and happy life, so explore your options as early as you can. Learn more about The Lupin Co. and our healthy food products through our website or call us on +61 8 6263 1140 or at thelupinco.com.au