Lupin is a legume like soy, pea, and peanut. There is interest in using lupin as a food because it contains a high amount of protein and fiber.

Lupin has been used by mouth for high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.


Is a Form of:


Primary Functions:

High cholesterol, diabetes, obesity

Also Known As:

Blue Lupin, Lupinus Albus, Lupinus Angustifolius, Lupinus Mutabilis, Sweet Tarwi, White Lupin

How Does It Work?

Lupin is a legume rich in fiber and protein. Specific ingredients in lupin are thought to lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar.


  • High cholesterol. Early research shows that lupin protein and lupin fiber help to lower cholesterol. However, lupin seems to be no better than milk protein or casein protein for lowering cholesterol.
  • Muscle breakdown. Early research shows that eating lupin in addition to getting electrical stimulation of the muscles and nerves can slow down the breakdown of muscle when compared with wearing a brace for 60 days. It is unclear if this effect is from the lupin or the electrical stimulation.
  • Obesity. Early research shows that replacing part of the usual diet with lupin products does not help overweight or obese patients to lose weight.
  • Diabetes.
  • Prediabetes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Other conditions.

Recommended Dosing

The appropriate dose of lupin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for lupin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Lupin Supplements Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lupin used for?

LUPIN 500 (Cephalexin 500 mg)

It is supplied by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cephalexin is used in the treatment of bladder infection; bacterial infection; bacterial endocarditis prevention; bone infection; kidney infections and belongs to the drug class first generation cephalosporins.

What are the side effects of Lupin?

Bitter lupin contains bitter toxic ingredients (quinolizidine alkaloids) that can cause side effects such as dry mouth, blurry vision, low blood pressure, nausea, weakness, and seizures.

Can humans eat lupins?

However, while lupins have been a source of human and animal nutrition for thousands of years, they can come with a sting in the tail. So called 'bitter lupin' varieties contain toxic alkaloids that can affect the nervous, circulatory and digestive systems in humans.

Is Lupin complete protein?

In addition to being an aforementioned complete protein, starchy lupin is also an excellent source of fiber.

Is Lupin a antibiotic?

Cephalexin is used in the treatment of bladder infection; bacterial infection; bacterial endocarditis prevention; bone infection; kidney infections and belongs to the drug class first generation cephalosporins.

Is Lupin good for weight loss?

Replacing even just a small amount of wheat flour with lupin flakes has been shown to lower blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. And because lupin is higher in protein and fiber than it is in carbohydrates, lupin-enriched foods can also help assist with weight loss.

Is Lupin flour inflammatory?

Lupin is made from the same plant as the peanut. It's considered a legume. Legumes are non to be inflammatory foods. Some people can tolerate them and some people cannot.

Are Lupin beans Keto?

There is at least one type of bean that might be okay on keto. “One bean which some people can fit into a keto plan, depending on their carb limit, is the Lupini bean,” Stefanski says. These happen to have no net grams of carbs.

Does Lupin flour cause gas?

Replacing even just a small amount of wheat flour with lupin flakes has been shown to lower blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. Nutritionists say to move slowly when adding lupin to your diet. The rich, fibrous legume can be a shock to the system at first, causing bloating and gas if you eat too much of it.

Does Lupin mean wolf?

The Lupine is named after “Lupus,” the Latin word for wolf!

How long does it take for Lupin 500 to work?

Peak concentrations of cephalexin are reached one hour after dosing; however, it may take up to 48 hours before infection-related symptoms start to abate.

How often do you take Lupin 500?

Dosage for skin and skin structure infection

The usual dose is 250 mg taken every 6 hours, or a dose of 500 mg every 12 hours may be given. If you have a severe infection, your doctor may give you a larger dose. 1–4 grams per day taken in divided doses.

How many carbs does Lupin flour have?

Made entirely from PLANT PROTEIN - Lupin flour is vegan, raw, keto-friendly, low carb, and gluten free. LOW CARB 1g net carbs - HIGH PROTEIN 11g protein - HIGH FIBER 11g fiber - Rich in minerals and vitamins.

How do you prepare lupins to eat?

Rinse the beans, then put them into a large pot with fresh water, covering the beans with at least a couple inches of water above them. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45-50 minutes, occasionally stirring with a wooden spoon.

Are lupins bad for you?

Lupin is a legume from the same plant family as peanuts, so many people with peanut allergies also have allergic reactions to lupin. ... The good news is that lupin is safe for the majority of people and healthy, too. It's low in fat and a good source of both protein and fiber.

How does Lupin flour taste?

Lupin flour has a nutty flavour. In mixing with other flours & wet ingredients it can have an intriguing smell, almost like cut lawn or it could even smell rancid. This is just how the lupin flour smells when mixed with other ingredients & liquid, rest assured this smell does NOT carry through into cooked goods.

Does Lupin flour contain lectins?

Lupin contains negligble amounts of Tripsin inhibitors, is low in lectins and saponins and low in phytic acid. However, be aware, the allergy profile of lupin is the same as other legumes and has been recently classified by Food Standards Australia as an allergen.

What is Lupin all purpose flour?

Lupin flour is uniquely high in protein and dietary fiber and contains minimal starch and is low GI. The protein and fiber components of Lupin have excellent functional properties in food. ... Lupin is also a HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE food. ALL PURPOSE and can be used to make pastas, breads, cookies, muffins, and so much more!

Is Lupin flour healthy?

"The fact that it contains significantly more protein and fibre, and fewer carbs, than wheat flour makes it very interesting in terms of producing foods which are beneficial for slimmers. Lupin also contains prebiotic fibres which can help the growth of 'friendly' probiotic bacteria in the gut."

What is Lupin allergy?

Lupin (sometimes called “lupine”) is a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts. As with most food allergens, people can develop an allergy to lupin over time. However, for people who have an existing legume allergy, eating lupin could cause an allergic reaction on first exposure.

Does Lupin flour expire?

The first thing to know is that it will remain good long past its "best by" or "better if used by" date that can be found on the original container. Regular flour tends to last 6-8 months past its printed date, while whole wheat flour is typically only best for an extra 4-6 months.

Is Lupin a grain?

Grain. Composition. The lupin is devoid of starch, which is very unusual for a species of edible bean. Lupins have a thick seed coat (25%) which consists mainly of cellulose (insoluble fibre-bran) and its removal is the first step in lupin processing.

What are lupins for?

Lupin beans are eaten whole and also used to make ingredients such as lupin flour and lupin protein. These ingredients are often used in baked goods and pasta, including gluten-free products.

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