Acta Vet. Brno 2016, 85: 165-175

Lupin as a perspective protein plant for animal and human nutrition – a review

Kateřina Sedláková, Eva Straková, Pavel Suchý, Jana Krejcarová, Ivan Herzig

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene, Department of Animal Nutrition, Brno, Czech Republic

Received December 13, 2015
Accepted May 2, 2016

The development of new varieties of lupin, so-called “sweet lupinsˮ with low alkaloid (bitter substances) and high protein content has resulted in a renewed interest in utilization of lupin as source of proteins in human and animal nutrition. The nutraceutical potential of lupin can be applied in the prevention from various pathological states in humans; by suppressing appetite and affecting energy balance, by its positive effect on glycaemia and indicators of blood lipids, by its positive influence on hypertension and by improving defecation. In the field of animal nutrition, lupin seeds can positively affect both production indicators and the biological value of food of animal origin.


This work was supported by IGA 214/2015/Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology.


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