The benefits of lupine and how to prepare it

 The benefits of lupine and how to prepare it=

Lupine is a legume that is prepared by boiling until it is ripe and then served as an entertainment dish. Lupine is available in two types, sweet and sour, as each type differs from the other. 

We will learn more about the benefits of lupine and how to prepare it in addition to mentioning its nutritional values, types, and uses in this article.

The benefits of lupine and how to prepare it


Lupine belongs to the legume family and is a dry seed such as peanuts and soybeans. The cultivation of lupine originated 4200 years ago in Egypt.

lupine types

Lupine is divided into two types according to its alkaloid content, namely:

Sweet lupine: Sweet lupine seeds were produced in Germany for the first time at the beginning of the twentieth century 

and Australia is currently ranked first in the world for the production of sweet lupine, and the alkalinity of sweet lupine ranges between 0.01 - 4%, and the higher the alkalinity of lupine, the less its consumption As a type of fodder or food 

its color is white and its seeds are large and do not increase in size after soaking. Sweet lupine is eaten immediately after boiling.

Bitter lupine: its seeds are small and yellow, and the size of the seed increases after boiling. Bitter lupine needs to be soaked in water for a period ranging from 3 to 5 days, with the soaking water changing constantly until its bitterness disappears and its taste becomes palatable when eaten.

Thermos uses

Lupine was used in the foot as animal food, and then its benefits for the body were discovered hundreds of years ago, which led to an increase in demand for it and its consumption in large quantities in humans. 

It was also used to improve soil fertility, improve its properties, and increase its production, especially in new agricultural lands.

The nutritional value of lupine

Lupine contains a lot of nutritional values, it contains a high percentage of vegetable protein, contains a small percentage of carbohydrates, is gluten-free, and also contains essential amino acids 

prebiotics and dietary fiber, and every 100 grams of lupine contain 9.72 fats, 36 2 g protein, 10.4 g water, 370 calories, 197.7 mg magnesium, 220 mg phosphorous, 176 mg calcium, 40.3 g carbohydrates including 18.9 g dietary fiber, 1012 mg potassium, 15 One milligram of sodium, 4.36 milligrams of iron, 4.75 milligrams of zinc, and a group of vitamins, the most important of which are: vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C.

Health benefits of lupine

It reduces the proportion of bad cholesterol in the blood and increases the proportion of good cholesterol because it contains gluten extracted from the protein found in lupine, and thus protects against atherosclerosis and heart diseases.

It increases the level of insulin in the blood and contributes to maintaining a healthy blood sugar level balanced.

It lowers blood pressure as it contributes to the relaxation of blood vessels, which contributes to lowering high blood pressure.

It contains many minerals and vitamins that are essential for heart health.

Contributes to weight loss because it contains a high percentage of dietary fiber, which gives a feeling of satiety for long periods and reduces the amount of food eaten.

It fights harmful free radicals in the body that cause cancer because it contains antioxidants such as phytosterols and phenolic compounds.

It improves gut health because it contains fiber that promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria and reduces the growth of cholesteatoma, a type of harmful bacteria.

It prevents constipation and thus prevents colon cancer.

Strengthens bone health and prevents osteoporosis because it contains the minerals necessary for strong bones.

It helps in regulating the metabolic processes in the body and promotes the health of cells and tissues of all parts of the body.

It enhances the body's immunity as it contributes to the manufacture of globulin, which is an antibody that fights harmful microbes.

How to prepare lupine

sweet lupine


2 tablespoons of salt

500 grams of sweet lupine

An appropriate amount of warm water

How to prepare

Put the thermos in a saucepan, add warm water to it and leave it soaked for a whole day, changing the water once every two hours.

Drain the lupine from the water and add another amount of water to it, then put the pot on the fire and leave for an hour until it is cooked.

Drain the thermos from the water and leave to cool before serving.

Distribute the salt on the thermos before serving and then serving, and lemon juice can be added to enhance its flavor and benefits.

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