Adzuki Beans

Adzuki beans are a hard dark red bean variety. Popular in the Far East, especially Japan where they are known for their healing properties and are used to support kidney and bladder function.

Like most beans, adzuki beans are rich in the best sort of fiber – soluble fiber – this type of fiber binds to toxins and
cholesterol aiding in their elimination from the body. These little red gems are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc copper, manganese and B vitamins. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. Adzuki beans also contain protease inhibitors which frustrate the development of cancerous cells.

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