Does anyone know what "chochos" are in English?

I live in Ecuador, where the legume "chocho" is very popular. I've heard it's a superfood. But I don't know what it's called in English. Anyone?

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Sandy R. December 1, 2018
Lupini beans
 
Rosymar R. March 20, 2015
In my country, chocho is an inappropriate slang word for vagina. I see some my friends on Facebook sharing a variety of chocho food just to amuse others, which made me curious to know what kind of food it is
 
Janet H. May 6, 2013
Chochos are legumes, they're different than Mexican chayote, a squash that is sometimes referred to as Jamacian chocho. These South American beans are not harvested in the U.S., but the closest thing you can find are the Lupini beans, often sold brined in jars in Italian and Latin markets. I wrote about chochos as the new quinoa, perhaps the next big superfood to rise out of the Andes. http://nutritionunplugged.com/2013/05/is-chocho-the-new-quinoa-this-ancient-south-american-legume-is-being-heralded-as-the-next-big-superfood/
 
LisaVelez June 10, 2012
They are known here as Lupini beans and are available in italian stores
 
betteirene February 26, 2011
http://www.food52.com/foodpickle/902-dried-lupini-beans-i-saw-them-bought-them-soaked-them-and-now-they-are-simmering-meanwhile-i-ve
 
hardlikearmour February 26, 2011
I think you mean Lupinus mutabilis, which is a bean. I don't know if you can find it in the US, but it supposedly has a similar digestibility and nutritional value to soybeans.
 
francesca G. February 26, 2011
I believe chochos are the Mexican chayote squash -- you may be able to find them in a famers' market with a lot of variety or even in a grocery...
 
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