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Adzuki Beans

Adzuki beans

Legumes are loaded with antioxidants, and adzuki beans are no exception. The small, dark red beans have a sweet, nutty flavor and are often used in Asian desserts. They are easy to digest and filled with flavonoids, which are part of a bigger family of antioxidants called polyphenols. These compounds may lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Among beans, adzukis are one of the highest in protein and lowest in fat. Other benefits include high levels of potassium and fiber, B vitamins, and minerals such as iron and zinc.

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These beans are small but surprisingly easy to add to may dishes for protein and texture! Try them...not just desserts. kelly

where do i find these beans

You can buy them canned or dried (in the bulk section). I found them both ways at Whole Foods.

I just added lemon juice, garlic, ginger &a splash of teriakki & they were delish!

Here is an excellent Adzuki bean recipe (or any other kind of pulse):