The concentrated extract of alfalfa is vegan, rich in omega-3, and boasts a high protein concentration of 54%.
AIDP Inc. (City of Industry, CA) has entered into an exclusive agreement to distribute Alfalfa Protein-Luzixine, which was developed by the France-based firm L-RD. The concentrated extract of alfalfa is vegan, rich in omega-3, and boasts a high protein concentration of 54% compared to non-concentrated alfalfa with just 20%. The extract also contains all the essential amino acids and has a high digestibility of around 70 and 85%. Providing a standardized vitamin content, and high levels of bioavailable iron and folic acid, AIDP states that research has shown the ingredient may be beneficial for the growth of adolescents and children.
“AIDP is excited to be the exclusive supplier of the Luzixine for the Americas,” said Mark Thurston, president of AIDP, in a press release. “Luzixine can be used in a wide range of deliver formats including capsules, powders and beverages. It is a great compliment to our other plant proteins and provides customers a unique product for combination protein products.”
The product is also highly sustainable, says AIDP, because alfalfa prevents soil erosion due to its root system, protecting biodiversity of the soil which can be 100 time more rich in microfauna and macrofauna than wheat.