By Giulia Crouch For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 00:42 BST, 24 May 2020 | Updated: 00:42 BST, 24 May 2020
They are a quintessential feature of any English country garden.
But as well as brightening up a herbaceous border with delicate spears of pink, purple and blue, lupins are fast becoming the latest culinary trend – because their seeds are packed with protein.
The tiny edible beans are an ancient legume which once fuelled Roman warriors and are still served as a salted snack in the bars of Italy and Portugal.
Lupin plants (pictured) are becoming the latest culinary trend as their seeds are filled with protein
Now, promoted by Ocado and health food shops, they are growing in popularity as a ‘superfood’ to be sprinkled into salads and stir fries, thanks to mounting