Wide Open Agriculture (WOA) has signed an agreement to supply its Buntine lupin protein to food and beverage company, Monde Nissin Australia (MNA).
MNA is the owner of popular food and beverage brands including Nudie, Black Swan, Peckish and Wattle Valley, and is also the national distributor for plant-based brand, Quorn.
It will use WOA’s Buntine Protein as the main ingredient to develop new food and beverage products for the Australian market, with the first shipment of Buntine expected to be delivered next month.
It is estimated that MNA will purchase up to 60 percent of WOA’s total Buntine Protein production over a two year period.
“WOA is excited to be working with MNA who share our passion to develop the market for regenerative lupin products,” said WOA CEO, Ben Cole. “This agreement has the potential to catalyse farmers to grow more regenerative lupins and offer consumers a range of innovative, delicious plant-based products.”
Buntine Protein is produced from Australian Sweet Lupin, grown regeneratively in the Western Australian Wheatbelt and boasting no carbon footprint.
WOA will supply the Buntine Protein from its pilot lupin plant, but a company statement confirmed that if MNA’s New Product Development is well received in its test market, WOA plans to build a large scale commercial plant to supply MNA’s long term volume requirements.