Lupin Beans Trading and Wholesale Distribution Solutions
Targray works with lupin beans suppliers, traders and producers to help address the growing demand for this Mediterranean legume – also known as Lupini – in markets throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Supported by Targray’s global distribution network, our Pulses team creates wholesale lupin beans supply solutions that deliver value for participants across the supply chain. Our experience in agricultural commodity trading, transportation, storage and distribution enables us to connect lupin bean producers to consumers around the world.
For more information about our ground lupin bean products & services, contact our pulses trading desk today.
About the Lupin Bean
The lupin (lupini) bean is a popular legume that originated in the Mediterranean and is commonly consumed as a pickled snack. In recent years, this bean has increasingly been used as a meat substitute due to its richness in amino acid, which makes it an excellent source of protein.
Like many other pulses, lupin beans are a relatively easy and sustainable crop to grow. And contrary to soy – another protein-rich legume – they can be grown in more temperate to cool climates. These factors have further contributed to the lupin bean’s growing popularity as a plant-based protein option in recent years.
Health Benefits of Lupin Beans
Lupin beans don’t contain as much starch as many other legumes. On the other hand, they are high in protein and a good source of fiber, with relatively low fat content. Like most pulses, lupin beans also contain plenty of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Lupin beans are an outstanding source of plant-based protein. A single serving (1 cup) of this cooked legume contains more protein than a 3 ounces of chicken breast.
Lupin beans have a considerably lower carbohydrate content than many of their counterparts in the legume family, including kidney beans and chickpeas. This makes them a great alternative for consumers seeking to monitor their carbohydrate intake.
A single cup of lupin beans contains approximately 5 grams of fiber, which represents one fifth of the daily recommended dietary fiber intake. Research has shown that fiber offers a number of health benefits including easier digestion and blood sugar regulation.
Global Pulse Confederation (GPC)
The Global Pulse Confederation (GPC, formerly known as CICILS IPTIC) represents all segments of the pulse industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organizations, processors, canners and consumers.
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA)
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), is the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry & trade and its membership encompasses market participants along the value chain. The association has a pan India reach of over 10,000 stake holders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of Pulses across the entire value chain.
Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA)
Established in 1987, the Canadian Special Crops Association is a non-profit alliance of over 100 processors, exporters and service providers engaged in the production and trade of Canadian pulses and special crops – including peas, lentils, chickpeas, beans, mustard, canaryseed, sunflower and buckwheat. CSCA members include individuals, partnerships, corporations and other legal entities engaged in the growing, export, merchandising, brokerage and supply of pulses.
Pulse Canada is the national association representing pulse suppliers & traders, as well as the growers and processors of Canadian pulses including dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. The organization is focused on creating efficiencies through the elemination of pulse trade barriers by ensuring continued market access in key regions, keeping crop protection products available to growers and advocating for the improvement of domestic grain transportation.