AUSTRALIAN SWEET LUPIN
Scientific name: Lupinus angustifolius or (Narrow leafed lupin)
What are Lupins?
Lupins are Legume Beans and belong to the same family as Lentils, Chickpeas, Peas, Beans, Soybeans & Peanuts.
Where are the majority of Lupins grown?
The Western Australian agricultural region in Australia produces around 80% of the global lupin supply.
Are lupins organic?
Currently Lupins are not grown organically as in Australia, lupins are typically grown on “acid-sands”, to assist very marginal soils become productive farming lands. The lupins are very low input crop.
The soil types (actually sand types) in many parts of Western Australia are not suited for organic farming as the structure will not bind minerals.
Australian Sweet Lupins are an integral component for sustainable farming practices and are grown as a nitrogen fixer, offering great benefits to soil health.
Are pesticides, herbicides or heavy metals contamination likely on Lupins?
Australian Lupins are very hardy against insects, they have a very robust pod and a thick outer seed coat, so they are typically not sprayed with pesticides. Both the pod and the outer seed coat are removed in making our Lupin products, also removing any potential residues that might be present.
Australian Lupins are not a GM crop, they are not a “Round-up ready” or have any resistance to glyphosate. Therefore, they are not sprayed with this chemical while they are growing in the ground
Also please note that the Western Australian Wheatbelt agricultural region- where our lupins are grown has the lowest risk of heavy metal contamination on the planet.
It is purely a cropping system, with less than 1 person per sq. km, there are no intensive manufacturing factories to spew out pollution, no urban pressure with sewerage, and no volcanoes to contaminate via natural sources.
WA Lupins are NON-GMO
Western Australian lupins are non genetically modified and are NOT “Round-up ready” or have any resistance to glyphosate and are not sprayed with this chemical while they are growing in the ground.