of the genus Lupinus
Country of Origin: Egypt
Lupins are the seeds of the Lupine plant, which belongs to the legume family. There are 200 to 600 varieties of this plant, sweet and bitter, but in the Mediterranean, we now find sweet varieties that have emerged after crosses of species and have reduced levels of alkaloids which are responsible for the bitter taste.
Lupin beans is a food of high nutritional value. They are rich in antioxidants and amino acids and contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, vitamin C and low fat. Lupins are valuable to the health of the cardiovascular system thanks to the bioactive ingredients and the high fiber they contain.
Lupin beans are also an excellent source of protein and do not contain gluten. Lupin is processed as a bread flour and can replace eggs or it can be used to produce ice cream for those who are allergic to gluten and lactose. It can be added to energy bars and beverages thanks to its high protein content. The nutritional value of lupins is equal to the nutritional value of soy.
CAUTION! Lupin beans should be avoided during pregnancy
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