R 38.00

100% Portuguese lupins, packed by our chefs in house with a secret home marinade.

Lupin, lupine or lupini beans are members of the pea family. Theyresemble lima beans and have a sweet, nutty flavor and firm, hearty texture. Originally, all lupini beans were very bitter and required extensive soaking to remove the bitterness and make them safe to eat due to their toxicity. More recent varieties — classified as “sweet” — are less bitter and require less soaking.

Lupini beans originated in the Middle East and date back before Ancient Rome. Today, they are commonly associated with Italian cuisine and are also enjoyed in Greece, Spain and Portugal. Lupini beans are served as street food in countries such as Jordan and Egypt, too.

A ½-cup serving of cooked lupini beans contains about 100 calories, 13 grams of protein and 2 grams of dietary fibre and is a good source of zinc and magnesium. A higher protein content and increased interest in plant-based proteins may be to thank for their recent rise in popularity worldwide.

TGC Homepacked Lupins 375ml R 38.00

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