Common name: adzuki bean, aduki beans, azuki beans
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Family: Fabaceae (bean)
History: First domesticated in the Himalayas. Adzuki beans were cultivated in China and Korea before 1,000 B.C.E. Imported to Japan, where it is now the second most popular legume after soybean. In Japanese, the small bean is adzuki and the large bean is soy.
Aduki beans are a food that helps nourish the kidneys.
Aduki beans are a food that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.
nutritional value per 1 cup dried cooked adzuki beans:
In East Asian cuisine the azuki bean is usually eaten as a red bean paste (made by boiling adzuki beans and sugar, sometimes with chestnut). In Japanese cuisine azuki beanm sugar, lotus seeds, and orange peel are boiled to create a red bean soup.
picture from Japanese version of Wikipedia
Ritual uses: In Japan, rice with azuki beans is traditionally cooked for auspicious occassions.
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