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Andean Lupin (Chocho)

Nutrition Facts 

Serving size  1 cup (166 g)
Amount per serving
Calories 198
Calories from Fat 41
Total Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carbs 5 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars – g
Protein 26 g

Vitamin A -%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 8%
Iron 11%


Product Description

Chocho is an ancient South American legume that is now being considered as a superfood for its nutritional benefits.

Chocho (Andean Lupin) is a legume that’s been a core component of Ecuadorian and Peruvian cuisine for ages. This dense, white bean is rich in protein (even more than quinoa and soy beans), contains healthy fats (omega-3s) and is high in fiber and minerals. It’s formally known as the Andean Lupine because it’s grown in the Andes Mountains. Nutritionally, it’s 50% protein and 20% fat. The fats are healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. The protein is in an incredibly digestible form. Some researchers are suggesting that the protein is higher quality than soy beans.

Origin: Ecuador
Availability: Year-Round