Lupin or lupini beans are members of the legume family, closely related to chickpeas, lentils, peas, and soybeans. The beans have long been a popular snack in Mediterranean countries and in South America, where they're often soaked in salt or roasted and snacked on like peanuts.
Since recent years, they have become very popular in Australia and Europe due to their health and sustainable credentials. Lupin is a high-valuable source for animal feed, and is only just starting to make waves in the human food supply chain.
Is Scotland ready to embrace the latest plant-based protein alternative that has potential to grow domestically?