Tasting Note Tuesdays: Lupini Bean

Lupini Bean

Lupini Beans are yellowish-brown in colour and are members of the pea family.

Lupini Beans have a slightly bitter taste, which comes from alkaloids in them. Traditionally, they were so bitter that only livestock ate them, but someone figured out a couple thousand years ago how to make them edible. The process to render them palatable is sort of labourious, like olives, but fans say it’s worth the effort.

See for yourself! You can find the lupini bean in our imported salumi. To view our menuĀ click here.

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