Two types of lupin are produced in Australia, the Australian Sweet Lupin (ASL) and the Albus Lupin, popular in the Middle East and Europe. The ASL is a round with a yellow speckled pigment whereas the Albus Lupin is white with a flattened and oval shape. With Western Australia producing approximately 85% of the world’s lupin, this crop was traditionally used for animal feed however has been a human food ingredient in Australia since 1987.
Main culinary uses of Lupins
A table comparing the nutrient content of different types of legumes can be downloaded from our Legumes & Nutrition page.