Member - Prolupin

Innovative, patented isolation of protein and roughage fractions from lupine seeds. Highly functional & sensory neutral.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2010
Company Size 25
Member Type
Founders Fraunhofer IVV
Headquarters Tribseeser Chaussee 21a, 18507 Grimmen, Germany
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What is so innovative about our products? In contrary to other plant based proteins, our lupine protein-isolate (LPI) - awarded by The Federal Presidents Award for Innovation and Technology 2014 - enables a sensory neutral product profile, unmatched by any other plant protein based food/beverage offers. Thus our end consumer products provide superior taste and usage, comparable to milk protein products. We already proofed our ambition by numerous store-by-store distribution building of our own non-dairy brand MADE WITH LUVE within German in Austrian top retailers: Gained distribution in German supermarkets of Edeka and Rewe, hypermarkets of Kaufland, real,- and Globus as well as Merkur and Interspar in Austria are an excellent springboard to initiate mass market marketing measures. All retailers listen carefully on „how we want to grow the cake“ by introducing a non-dairy GMO-, soy-, lactose-, cholesterol- and gluten-free assortment, locally sourced from lupines and consumers „luve“ our unique and innovative products for affordable RSP’s. A simple story: it’s all about superior taste, significantly better than any competitor and comparable usage like dairy products. It’s a global sustainable, patent defendable business model and we simply have to scale our idea internationally. Core competencies Prolupin facilitates the whole value adding chain starting from planting lupines towards the process technologies and further product innovations. Specific knowledge on the raw material One of our unique competences is our knowledge on the raw material. We may optimally process regional lupines mainly due to our knowledge on ingredients and specific properties of various lupine seed varieties. However, we are focused on Sweet Blue Lupines. Patents on the process technology The food industry uses in limited amounts mainly flour or concentrates from lupines. However, the isolates we are producing are more reach in proteins. They contain more than 90 per cent of proteins in dry matter. Protein isolates provide compared to flours very specific technological, functional and material properties such as emulsion capacity, gel and foam creation and solubility. These properties may shift structure, texture or sensory properties in food. Protein isolates also may completely substitute milk, meat or egg in foodstuff. One may adapt or modify lupine protein isolates for their use in bakery, meat and sausage, pasta or fine food goods. Product innovations Our core competence is to deliver various food ingredients and concepts according to the demands of our clients. Our research and development team is ready to innovate continuously to develop and adapt our products to meet the specific needs of our costumers. MADE WITH LUVE Our soy free products under our umbrella brand MADE WITH LUVE are plant-based, free from GMO, Lactose, Cholesterol and Gluten* (*except pasta). With LUVE ® inside – GUARANTEED LUPINE PROTEIN ISOLATE™, based on a patented technology by Prolupin GmbH.

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Headquarters Tribseeser Chaussee 21a, 18507 Grimmen, Germany

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