Italian Heirloom. Lupini beans, also known as Italian Peanuts, are a traditional Italian and Mediterranean snack bean and can be compared to edamame in that they are low calorie, low fat and low carb, but are soy-free and packed with protein, fiber and macronutrients. Roman warriors relied on these hearty beans to fuel them during long journeys and are used in a variety of dishes, in flours and pasta, and as a pickled treat in some countries. Best for zones 3-9, will not produce well in high heat.
There is a process of rinsing the beans in water before eating, to remove some bitterness. Contains anaphylaxis as a note for people that are allergic to lupin containing food and certain nuts.