I visited an italian deli down the block from me for the first time last night, and among the various prepackaged products was something called 'Lupini Bucket'- a little plastic bucket of coin-shaped beans in salt brine. Having never encountered these before I asked what they were, and the description sounded somewhat like edamame - a salty snacking bean that you pop out of the skin to eat.
So I bought them, and on the way home looked them up on wikipedia and was interested to find that they were a species of bean I hadn't heard of before. I was wondering how I might grow them, as I was sure they would be a tasty and nutritious treat.
Well, my enthusiasm was a bit dampened when I tasted them and found that they tasted like I would imagine sweaty feet might.
So I guess my question now is two-fold:
Can anyone put these beans in context for me (beyond wikipedia)? Any personal experiences?
And is there anything I can do to make these things palatable?