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There is nothing Clarendon resident David Kolton loves more than hyping up the ancient Roman superfood legume, the lupini.
High in fiber and protein, the lupini fills you up quickly and keeps you satiated for longer. It is one of two plant-derived complete proteins and has more protein per serving than chicken or beef. It is low in sugar, so it is diet-friendly for pre-diabetic and diabetic people.
Beyond health benefits, it is environmentally friendly, Kolton says. Farmers can grow the bean using only rainwater — no irrigation required — and it restores phosphorus and nitrogen to the soil where other crops absorb it.
“It is the next superfood,” Kolton says. “It’s the superfood you’ve never heard of.”
While the legume is popular in Canada and Australia,…
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