Prolupin GmbH

Tribseeser Chaussee 1 - 18507 Grimmen
Fon: +49 (0) 38326 5383 0 - Fax: +49 (0) 38326 5383 11
http://www.prolupin.de -

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Food ingredients from regional Blue Sweet Lupine

Researchers of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung (IVV) had the initial idea to extract food ingredients from lupine seeds ten years ago. The extracted fractions were designed to improve properties of food. Later - in 2010 - these researchers established the Prolupin GmbH. They installed a small plant to extract Lupine Protein Isolate (LPI) from lupine seeds and to modify the protein isolates. The shareholders´ know-how and the patents assure a unique position to Prolupin from the start. The patents protect us vs. competitors also.

A major step towards economic success was the market entrance with the lupine ice cream "LUPINESSE". EDEKA Southern Bavaria and other retailers ordered the ice cream already in May 2011. It also showed that the business idea of Prolupin was a good one. This example also made clear that it is an advantage to supervise the whole value adding chain of Blue Lupine from field to product. The lupine ice cream contains instead of milk protein and lactose Lupine Protein Isolates (LPI) combined with a high value vegetable fat. Our products may provide people with lactose intolerance or milk allergy the full taste. Our products are GMO free and do not contain any cholesterol or gluten.

Obviously we benefit from experiences we collected in a research cooperation of ten industry and three research partners. The federal ministry of research and development sponsored this consortium in the initiative "Enterprise Region". The project aimed to test food ingredients from lupine in bakery, fine food, sausage and pasta products. The research results demonstrated that lupine food ingredients might substitute animal proteins such as egg, fat or meat. Thus, Prolupin may market not only their own MADE WITH LUVE portfolio but will also deliver Lupine Protein Isolates (LPI) and lupine roughage to food industry for other foods. Moreover, since the Prolupin GmbH has started a new and larger production site in Grimmen and is therefore ready for a stable growth in various markets.

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