Adzuki Beans

The azuki bean, also spelled adzuki or aduki, is an annual vine widely grown throughout East Asia and the Himalayas for its small bean. Commonly recognized by their characteristic red color, adzuki's are also available in white, black, gray and variously mottled varieties. Originally from Asia, the name “adzuki” means "little beans" in Japanese. Its red coloring - red being a significant color in Eastern celebrations - means that it is greatly used in festive or special meals. In East Asian cuisine, the adzuki bean is commonly eaten sweetened. It is often boiled with sugar, resul..

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