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Wide Open Agriculture

Wide Open Agriculture cultivates a new era in sustainable plant-based protein production, championing lupin as a versatile and eco-friendly ingredient.


Story: Wide Open Agriculture
Episode: 3
Presenter: Andrew Woodward
Air Date: 21st April 2024

Wide Open Agriculture cultivates a new era in sustainable plant-based protein production, championing lupin as a versatile and eco-friendly ingredient.

  • Wide Open Agriculture is leading the way in utilizing lupin as a next-generation ingredient in the plant protein industry, leveraging Western Australia's status as a major producer of sweet lupins.
  • Their lupin protein, Buntine Protein ®, stands out for its clean taste and superior performance in various food categories, including plant-based dairy, baked goods, health shakes, and meat substitutes, offering a creamy mouthfeel ideal for enhancing plant-based milk and cheese.
  • Buntine Protein ® enables manufacturers to reduce costs by eliminating additives, gums, sweeteners, and emulsifiers from their products.
  • Lupins benefit farmers by reducing on-farm CO2 emissions through their nitrogen-fixing capacity, reducing the need for artificial fertilizers.
  • Despite their bitter taste in raw form, lupins are highly nutritious, containing around 40% protein and 40% fiber, comparable to soy but higher than pea and other pulses. WOA's innovative process mitigates the bitterness and enhances lupin's performance as an ingredient.
  • With commercial-scale capacity in Germany and partnerships with numerous customers worldwide, WOA is poised to introduce lupin protein-containing products globally. Locally, consumers can soon expect Noshing brand plant-based, high-protein cheeses in Perth supermarkets.

For more information, head to:
wideopenagriculture.com.au

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