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The alternative to soya
- ideal for enriching muesli, bread and drinks with protein
- can also be eaten raw
- from organic German agriculture, DE-ÖKO-013
Not just for vegetarians!
More and more people are trying to eat fewer animal products or even none at all.
And many sportsmen and women are looking for easily digestible protein to build up their muscles. This makes plant-based sources of protein interesting. Peas, beans and lentils are ideal sources. However, they are not often found on our daily menu because they need a lot of preparation and are difficult to digest. It’s quite different story with sweet lupin seeds!
Sweet lupins – the better beans
Due to their exceptionally high concentration of protein with excellent biological value, sweet lupins are one of the top plant-based sources of protein. They are clearly superior to other pulses. Sweet lupins are free of bitter, bloating substances such as, for example, those found in soya.
Sweet lupins - the better beans
Enriching your cuisine
The washed, whole sweet lupins grown in Germany are ground and can easily be used to conjure up a variety of equally tasty and healthy dishes.
But why protein?
We cannot live without protein! Protein is important for the growth of cells in our body, for our immune systems, blood and metabolic activity. We depend on a daily supply from our diet for the continuous renewal of our cells. Key to this is the quality of the protein.
Dietary protein can only be fully converted into human body protein if all eight essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) are available. The quality of a food is also referred to as the “biological value”.
Most plants only contain 1-3% protein; grain has as much as 13%. This is not sufficient for a vegetarian diet.
Pulses are an exception among plant foods. Due to the nodule bacteria living in the root nodules, they are able to bond atmospheric nitrogen and form important protein building blocks. The seeds therefore contain up to 40% protein. If we combine different foods, the proteins complement each other to give us whole food.
|High quality protein is found in|
|Grains + pulses||Lentil soup with bread, pasta, rice and bean salad, bean and corn soup, |
Rye and sweet lupin bread,
pasta with sweet lupin
|Potatoes + egg||Potatoes with fried egg, potato pancakes|
|Cereals + egg||Pancakes, cereal bakes, bread with fried or scrambled egg|
|Grains + milk (products)||Semolina, cheese sandwich, muesli with milk or yoghurt, pasta with cheese sauce|
|Potatoes + milk (products)||Potatoes in their skins with quark|
The protein mix in such dishes is often much better than in dishes from animal foods, as these mostly also contain many substances that are harmful to the metabolism, such as fat and cholesterol.
Sweet lupins – the better bean
Soya is the quintessential classic in the vegetarian diet. However, Soya is not as straightforward, as it first appears:
|toxic alkaloids must be removed||free from alkaloids|
|must be cooked to aid digestion||can safely be eaten raw|
|Mainly produced in America and China||grown in Germany|
|harmful to the environment||favourable eco-balance, suitable for natural soil improvement|
|usually genetically modified||free from genetic modification|