The aim of the research and development project "Legu-Land" is to exploit possible applications and potentials of locally grown legumes, especially in the food industry, in order to thereby achieve regional innovations for physiologically high-quality, vegetable protein products and to create strong regional value chains from cultivation to processing to food production, while at the same time meeting challenges such as dry, nutrient-poor soils.
With Legu-Land, we aim to select different lupine varieties with possibly high protein/hectare yields, low bitter content and positive agronomic traits such as drought tolerance, disease tolerance and weed regulation.
One candidate with high potential is the so-called white lupin Lupinus albus as a vegan protein source. However, it is seen as a very good alternative to traditional plants. White lupin is not native, but thrives in regional climates and can be grown on unattractive soils because it can fix atmospheric nitrogen via nodule bacteria. New anthracnose-tolerant varieties of white lupin have recently been approved and varieties from other European countries are successfully cultivated regionally.
Duration: 01.11.2022 until 31.12.2024
Dr. rer. nat. Tatjana Carle
Center for Nutrition and Food Technology gGmbH
Phone: +49 (0395) 56932806
Bauernkäserei Wolters GmbH