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Okay, i just found a cheapish source of dried chickeas, different beasn, and lupins. The problem is, I have no idea what lupins are (aren't they like a flower or something?) or what to do with them.<br><br>
Just for clarifcation - flattish cream coloured beany looking thingies.<br><br>
I'm a great describer.<br><br><br><br>
Could anyone tell me what to do with them? I am presuming they are edible, being in the beans and stuff section.
 

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....no clue. At first all i kept thinking was wolves (?), but after your description I can tell that that aint it lol
 

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Lupins - from pea family (chickpeas etc)<br><br>
I think the white ones are the only edible ones as some lupin (or lupine) seeds are poisonous.<br><br><br><br>
They are about 40% protein which is more than Soy beans I think.<br><br>
Do a google search for recipes but thet are used in the recipes as any legume/pea.
 

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wow..i always thought that lupins were flowers because we have them here and they are pretty but quite pungent....but I guess there is more than one thing called lupin
 

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Yup they are flowers too. I think the seeds come from the flower - the little buds.
 

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In Germany there´s a company, who made something like tofu out of lupines, it´s called lopino. It´s yellow and tastes sweet, but it´s not as firm as tofu, it tends to fall apart. Nevertheless that taste is goog.<br><br>
Look at Monty Python´s Flying Circus, you might find a story about "Mr Moore", someone who took the luoines of the rich to give them to the poor.
 

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I've had lupini beans. It sounds like they are the same thing as your lupins. The ones I had came from an Arabic co-worker. They were in a jar of salty brine. He rinsed off the brine & showed us how to pinch the end of the bean, so that the bean popped out of the skin. They're a very tasty snack!<br><br><br><br>
But I don't know how you would prepare the dried ones. Sorry.
 

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makes me think of Money Python too. he keeps handing them different coloured flowers that look sort of like lilacs.<br><br><br><br>
"ack, the cat's died. choked on a lupin"
 
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