Dr Kouris has done some pioneering research on the Mediterranean diet in the 1990s where she discovered the importance of regularly eating legumes in meals and snacks for health and longevity. Some of the longest lived people in the world live in the Mediterranean and eat whole lupin beans as a snack. However, legumes are not popular in the Australian diet.  To help Australians eat more legumes she decided to “sneak” them into a popular snack food – biscuits!