• Tarwi

    Tarwi, tauri, chocho or pearl lupin (Lupinus mutabilis Sweet) is a legume cultivated in the Andean area of South America, and is of great importance in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
    Recently, interest has increased in Europe due to its high nutritional quality, as a valuable source of protein and oil, with an oil content of 14-24% and a protein content of 41-51%.
    In Peru, tarwi is mainly grown around Lake Titicaca, from Ilave to the border with Bolivia in Desaguadero, and in small areas in Cajamarca in northern Peru and Cusco in the south.