Welcome to Lopino! Home of Gluten Free Lupin Flour
Our commitment to today’s generation is to fight obesity and celiac disease by incorporating highly digestible, gluten free lupin flour in any food formulation!
Lopino® stands for a wide range of functional food using lupins flour milled from dehulled leguminous lupin kernels.
Lupin Flour Is:
- Gluten Free
- High Protein
- Rich in Dietary Fiber and Minerals
- Prebiotic for Improved Bowel health
- High rate of Digestion
- Low in Fat
- Non GMO
- 100% Pure Plant Origin
Lupin = nutrition & good health
Sweet Lupin is uniquely high in protein (up to 40%) and dietary fiber (30%) low in fat (6%) and contains minimal starch and therefore has very low Glycemic Index (GI). In terms of nutritional and health benefits on offer, lupin bean is an attractive ‘GM free’ alternative to soybeans.
The protein and fiber components have excellent functional properties and can be used in various processed forms, including in a range of highly palatable bread and baked goods, meat products and beverages.
However, the most exciting story to emerge is lupin’s amazing attributes with regard to health and in particular obesity and the metabolic syndrome, which includes a cluster of factors such as high blood pressure, insulin resistance and elevated blood cholesterol.
Lupin enriched foods deliver on:
Feeling full longer
Subjects reported a significant decrease in hunger between meals.
Controlling blood sugar levels
Lupin flour inclusion into white bread significantly reduces the blood glucose response and the insulin response.
Improving blood cholesterols
Lupin fiber acts as a soluble fiber and drops total cholesterol without affecting the HDL cholesterol. Lupin proteins have also been shown to beneficially modify serum lipid profiles by stimulating liver cells to take up and degrade LDL cholesterol.
Lowering blood pressure
Lupins are one of the best natural sources of the amino acid – arginine, which is thought to improve blood vessel performance. Recent studies indicated that including lupin in the diet assists with hypertension.
Prebiotics for Improved bowel health
Lupin foods reduce transit time, lower the colon pH thereby reduces the colorectal cancer risk, and act as a ‘pre-biotic’.
Very High source of dietary fiber