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Prolupin GmbH, based in Neubrandenburg, is a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising. The world-leading expertise on the fractionation of lupines and the application of this in food technology gives the business a strong position in the vegetable protein market. This position is secured through several Fraunhofer patents. 

The company's business activities focus on developing, producing and marketing vegetable-based, lactose-free milk substitutes from the blue sweet lupine (Lupinus angustifolius). This domestic legume is particularly rich in proteins, undemanding with regard to soil and climate and grows predominantly in Northern Germany (soy bean of the north), Poland, Scandinavia, North America and Australia. With the processing technologies developed at Fraunhofer IVV, it is possible to adapt the lupine protein flavor profile in such a way as to achieve a milk-like taste.

Additional lupine flavor profiles are being developed, produced and marketed for a wide variety of food and non-food products. A 100% vegetable, lupine-based ice cream was launched under the brand name of "Lupinesse" in May 2011.



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