Bulk Beans sold in 1 lb and 5 lb quantities
Adzuki beans are small, red beans that originated in China. (also called aduki or azuki beans)
Adzuki beans, along with lentils and chickpeas, are a staple of the macrobiotic diet. Macrobiotics considers adzukis to be the most "yang," or warming, of all beans, and consequently, good for imparting strength.
~In Traditional Chinese Medicine, adzukis are said to support kidney, bladder and reproductive function.
~Adzukis are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and B vitamins.
~They are considered the "weight loss bean," since they are so low in calories and fat, yet high in nutrition.
~They are relatively easy to digest, so they should not give you gas as other beans do.
Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Liquid per cup of legume: 4 cups
How to cook adzuki beans:
Soak 1-2 hours.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Makes 4 to 5 servings
Makes 1.3 lb (600 g) anko