The lupin bean was one of the first leguminous crops to be domestically grown and, due to its high protein content, has been a staple of the Mediterranean ever since.
The lupin bean is an essential part of our culture and culinary heritage. The Mediterranean diet has been acknowledged worldwide for its flavour and health-enhancing properties, promoting well-being for both mind and body.
A time-honoured tradition and a healthy, Mediterranean snack food.
As far back as the mind goes, they’ve been on our tables and bar counters. Lupins have been, and continue to be, the Mediterranean snack par excellence and always a part of our best memories
Ten guidelines for following a mediterranean diet
More than a diet, it’s a lifestyle. A valuable cultural heritage that represents far more than a set of healthy nutritional guidelines. The Mediterranean diet is a balanced lifestyle full of recipes, cooking techniques, celebrations, customs and typical products like our lupins.
- Use olive oil as your main cooking oil
- Consume an abundance of plant-based food: fruits, vegetables and legumes (beans and pulses)
- Consume bread and grains daily
- Aim to eat fresh and seasonal produce and unprocessed food
- Consume dairy products daily
- Eat red meat with moderation and if possible, as an ingredient in stews or other recipes
- Eat fish in abundance and eggs in moderation.
- Fresh fruit should be your customary dessert, while sweets and pastries should be eaten only occasionally.
- Drink wine in moderation, preferably during meals.
- Do physical activity and exercise regularly