Lupinus luteus is known as European yellow lupine. It is native to the Mediterranean region of Southern Europe. 
The plant's yellow seeds, known as lupin beans, were once a common food of the Mediterranean basin and Latin America. Today they are primarily eaten as a pickled snack food.
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