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Lupin is often used to feed livestock in Western Australia, but Wide Open Agriculture (WOA) has been working on using the legume to make protein powder.

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The Perth-based company recently opened a processing facility to turn the legume into a protein powder for humans.

According to the WOA managing director, Ben Cole, the protein produced could eventually be used in plant-based meats, dairy-free milk, and as a protein formula.

The company wants to become a rival of soy as an alternative protein source for consumers.

“What this technology does is it unlocks it for human food consumption,” Cole said.

“That excites us a lot because we can take it out of that pricing where it’s stuck against soy as a feed and bring it into food consumption, which we’ve seen happen with oats and canola.”

They believe that lupin protein could be a good rival for soy as an ingredient in plant-based products. However, many are skeptical because “economically they’re not so attractive to grow,” Buntine farmer Stuart McAlpine said.

McAlpine grows lupins regeneratively but does not know if lupin could become the next soy.

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

A plant-based diet can provide more than enough protein. Plants are a great source of protein and often have fewer calories than meat proteins.

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