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    Kitchen Dictionary: azuki bean

    Pronounced: ah--ZOO-kee

    Small, dried, reddish brown beans, with a white ridge along one side. They are grown in Thailand and China. Azuki beans have a nutty flavor, and are commonly used in Japanese dishes. An Aduki bean, when boiled down to sugar makes a sweet paste as anko and is used as fillings in cakes and sweet meats. They are known to be low in fat and high in protein.

    plural: azuki beans

    Ingredient

    Season: available year-round

    How to prepare: To cook the dried bean, soak ½ cup overnight in ample water. Drain and add 2 cups water and cook for 40 minutes to an hour.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 648
    Calories from Fat 9 (1%)
    Total Fat 1.0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0.4g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 9mg 0%
    Potassium 2470mg 70%
    Total Carbohydrate 123.9g 41%
    Dietary Fiber 25.0g 100%
    Sugars 25.0g
    Protein 39.1g 78%

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