Dairy Substitutes

The Australian Sweet Lupin kernels or the protein extract from kernels can be used to make milk.  Like soy milk, Australian Sweet Lupin milk is healthy balanced plant-based beverage, without the saturated fat found in dairy milk.  Australian Sweet Lupin milk can then be used to make  excellent yoghurt and pro-biotics (Han et al, 1985; Lee et al, 1986; Camacho et al 1988; Jimenes-Martines et al 2003).

German researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, have made an ice-cream exclusively from Australian Sweet Lupin (lupin) proteins and canola oil.  The balanced proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and cholesterol-lowering lupin protein mean that the ice-cream has nutri-physiological benefits.  The lupin protein that is present in the ice-cream is easy to process and has excellent sensory properties.

Tofu  Hung et al. (1990) and Ho (1996) both showed it was possible to incorporate up to 30% lupin milk (Australian Sweet Lupin) with soy milk before the coagulation stage and produce a very  acceptable product, with the advantage of a lower unit cost of production.


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Han, O., Tae, W.T., Kim, Y.W., Lee, J.K., Lee, C.H. (1985). Lactic acid fermentation of lupinseed milk.  Korean journal of Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering 3, 191-198
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