A staple of the macrobiotic diet, where they’re referred to as the most ‘yang’ or warming of beans, adzuki beans are loaded with natural goodness, including anti-oxidants, protein and dietary fibre. With their strong, nutty-sweet flavour, they’re particularly popular in oriental cooking, but are great hot or cold in just about anything – soups, salads, hearty meals, or desserts!
TO COOK: Soak overnight. Add 1 cup of beans to 4 cups boiling water. Cover and simmer for 40-60 minutes, until tender.