lupines

The lupines are one of the lesser known beans. It provides a wealth of unsaturated fat, that is, optimal functioning of the heart and arteries. Cultivated in the Mediterranean area, serves as food for humans and animals. Its intense bitterness masks significant benefits to fight against cholesterol. Its qualities make a healthy snack lupins.

Lupins contain protein and good amounts of vitamins B and E, plus zinc, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Lupins can cook to prepare dishes or soups and salads so appetizing at this time of year. But usually taken as an aperitif with olives, onions or pickles. Its derivatives are also used for making flour, oil or coffee substitutes.


The lupine is a legume rounded, rather flat and yellowish heat. It is one of the richest sources of vegetable protein with soy. If we buy dry, we can prepare a simple way also removes the bitter taste that some do not like too much. We take a bowl and cover lupins water and leave to soak for 12 hours.


Subsequently changing the water, cook them over low heat. Add back water and a pinch of salt. Repeat this process for 3 days. For lovers of appetizers, lupines are one of the best options.

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