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BRAMI Beans Review: Bringing Italy’s Favorite High-Protein, Low-Carb Bean to You and Your Family

BRAMI Beans Review: Bringing Italy’s Favorite High-Protein, Low-Carb Bean to You and Your Family

There’s no denying that beans are good for you, but who knew that not all beans were created equal?! When it comes to nutrition, the Lupini Bean, aka the Miracle Bean, has the highest protein-per-calorie of any plant on earth and are in the top percentile in terms of fiber-per-calorie.  And thanks to BRAMI Beans, lupinis are now available in multiple flavors and conveniently packed in a ready-to-eat package – just for you!

For Moms, Moms-to-be & Babies 12 Months+*

THE PRODUCTS:

BRAMI Beans are commonly known by their Italian name lupini because of the large Italian American community in America.  The beans are part of the lupin family of legumes that are distant relatives of the peanut.  Lupins are the only legumes that are indigenous to two separate continents (Eurasia and South America).  Long overlooked because of their long preparation time, lupini are not only a deliciously addicting snack, they also top the chart in terms of highest protein-to-calorie ratio of any plant on earth.

There’s no wrong way to eat lupini beans and now, thanks to BRAMI, these beans are available in 5 different flavors, including: Sea Salt, Garlic & Herb, Chili Lime, Hot Pepper and Balsamic & Herb. The shells are also edible, full of flavor, and packed with fiber. The taste of the kernel without the shell does have a distinct, nutty, almost cheesy, flavor, so feel free to eat them however you prefer. It's just a matter of preference.

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NUTRITION-FACTS:

Lupini beans have the highest protein-per-calorie of any plant on earth and are in the top percentile in terms of fiber-per-calorie. They are probiotic, easy to digest, high in minerals, low fat, low GI, and gluten, soy and cholesterol free. They are also very low in carbohydrates and well known as an appetite suppressant. They are even considered Paleo, are great for those on the Keto Diet (since they net 0 carbs) are Vegan and non-GMO. Furthermore, Lupini beans are naturally pest resistant and the farms that grow them use organic practices, but it will take some time before they are officially certified.

Moreover, Lupini are naturally low in trypsin inhibitors, phytates and other constituents that normally make legumes hard to digest and leave you feeling gassy. BRAMI also makes it a point to get rid of these even further by sprouting their beans for several days, which flushes these constituents out naturally.

Not only is BRAMI an excellent alternative to resource-intensive animal protein, it’s also a farmer friendly rotation crop. It replenishes nitrogen and phosphate to the land, requires low water usage, and naturally repels pests.

*Due to the shells, I would suggest that they either be removed, or that parents wait until their children are over 12-months before feeding them BRAMI beans. Furthermore, the FDA does not require that lupin be listed as an allergen.  However, with almost any food product, and legumes in general, there is always the possibility of being allergic.  As with most food allergens, people can develop an allergy over time. However, for people who have an existing legume allergy, eating lupin could cause an allergic reaction on first exposure. Studies show that people who are allergic to peanuts, in particular, appear to have a greater chance of being allergic to lupin, so please be aware of this before feeding them to your child – or yourself for that matter.

THE PRICE:

$15.96 for a 4-pack, $31.92 for an 8-pack

WHERE TO BUY:

You can purchase BRAMI Snacks via their Online Store, or at select retailers nationwide.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Used for thousands of years by Roman warriors to help fuel them on long campaigns, this Mediterranean superfood has long been overlooked in America… until now. Known as lupini in Italy, BRAMI is the Mediterranean's answer to edamame. It's a fresh legume snack packed with plant protein, but unlike edamame it's soy-free, comes in flavors, and you can eat it right out of the bag.

BRAMI beans are also packed with protein and fiber to satisfy and energize you, but low in calories, carbs, fat, and sugar, so it doesn’t compromise your diet or leave you feeling sluggish.

With more of an “al dente” texture than your typical bean, BRAMI beans may not be for everyone the first go-around. However, I’d definitely try eating them both with and without the shells, as well as try their various flavors before making up your mind about them.

Super healthy and super versatile, BRAMI beans really are a great choice for anybody’s diet and are worth giving a shot! Because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle – so why not take one today?!

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