Smart lupin

Just like all legumes, lupin obtains nitrogen from the air, recycles it in the ground and so limits fertilizer for crops. It is a hardy and resilient plant.

Lupin manages the lack of insecticide and fungicide treatments better than soya and pea. Within the sources of vegetable proteins, it is surely the most adapted culture in Western Europe.

The nutritional profile of lupin

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  • Protein
    40%
  • Carbohydrates
    10%
  • Fibres
    35%
  • Vitamins and minerals
    5%
  • Fat
    10%

Ico Proteines - lupin flour

Protein

  • Naturally gluten free (and guarantee of the absence of contamination on the manufacturing site, except for flakes)
  • Amino acids profile complementary to the one of cereals (helps to offset the lysine deficiency of cereal products)
  • An important source of arginine and glutamic acid

Nutritional claims :

  • Protein source if > 12 % of the TEI (total energy intake)
  • Rich in protein if > 20 % of the TEI (total energy intake)

Authorized claims (if protein source)

  • Proteins help muscle mass to grow and maintain
  • They help the maintenance of bones
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Carbohydrates

Soluble sugars: stacchyose, raffinose, verbascose

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Fibres

  • Between 30 and 35 % of fibres in our ingredients
  • 90 % of insoluble fibres (hemicellulose and cellulose)
  • 2 Kcal: limit of the food energy intake

Authorized nutritive claims:

  • Fibre source if > 3 %
  • Rich in fibre if > 6 %
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Vitamins and minerals

  • Rich in vitamin B1 and E
  • Source of vitamins B2 and B3
  • Rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and manganese
  • Source of calcium and iron
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Fat

  • Saturated acid fat: 14 %
  • Unsaturated mono acid fat: 67,3 % (of which 90% oleic acid)
  • Unsaturated poly acid fat: 18,7 %
    - Of which 65 % of Omega 6
    - Of which 35 % of Omega 3

Ratio Omega 6 / Omega 3 > 2,5

  • Phospholipids (3 % of the fat) : 45% phosphatidylcholine
  • Phytosterols: 1 to 2% of the fat
  • Carotenoids (of which lutein)

CF: regulation 432/2012 relative to authorized health claims.

Our raw material can vary from one crop to another, depending on climatic conditions, these values ​​are subject to an indication.