Western Australia unveils next generation superfood in Dubai

Pankaj Savara
Updated 14 November 2016
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Western Australia unveils next generation superfood in Dubai

The government of Western Australia, in partnership with Lupin industry, unveiled lupin, described as the next generation superfood, at the Gulfood Manufacturing show, in Dubai and has brought this to the GCC region.  
Scientific research has put this high protein, high fiber, legume as a sure contender to becoming a superfood.
Western Australia has been the largest producer of the lupin crop, representing 85 percent of the world’s production.
Lupin has the potential to provide natural defense against all the common risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  
Western Australia Trade Office (WATO) Commissioner Pankaj Savara stated: “We chose to partner with the industry to help fight chronic lifestyle induced illness in Gulf countries like diabetes and heart disease. Lupin is an effective and versatile partner for healthy living with its ability to boost the nutritional value of main food commodities like bread and pasta. “WATO is currently hosting and supporting the Lupin industry from Western Australia during this event.
Lupin is also classified as a functional food. One of its many functional properties is locked in the traits of lupin proteins — mainly its neutral taste and ability to blend with water and oil.”
“In essence lupin, as a health and functional food commodity, can meet the needs of the health and wellness food market as well as specialty food markets like vegans and vegetarianism, gluten-free, and lactose-free,” added Pankaj.
Since its introduction to Australia in the 1960s, lupin has helped Australian farmers with crop rotation cycles as it enriches the soil with nitrogen and phosphorous. This rotation supports the sustainability of major crop productions like wheat and barley. This process further yields lupin grains. These grains are traditionally used as stock feed for sheep and cattle. 


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.