Seed company Koppert has launched its first new product of 2018, Lupine Cress, a product that is said to "combine perfectly with other ingredients".
With a distinctive bite, Lupine Cress is said to make a good addition to both hot and cold dishes, according to Koppert.
"The Lupine Cress has a long shelf life, is easy to use, is an excellent substitute for vegetables in side dishes, and makes a great garnish for vegetarian dishes," the group noted. "The Lupine Cress also matches very well with light, easily digestible fish and white meat dishes."
The Lupine Cress originates from the Mediterranean region. It was primarily found on the Iberian peninsula and in Greece, but historically its name has also been mentioned in Italy. The coarse seeds were used as play money in the Roman era.