• http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=787894 fluconazole dosing http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=373985 http://foggiachat.altervista.o...kwd=170382 prednisolone 1 eye drops
  • http://www.nanoqam.uqam.ca/ico...l-temovate amoxicillin price walgreens metronidazole 400 mg 3 times a day thyroxine 25 mg levofloxacin breastfeeding
    generique du cialis 20mg vardenafil 20 mg médicament prix du cialis c20 medicament cialis prix pharmacie cialis femme avis ou acheter cialis en ligne http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...areembolso http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...pro-viagra cialis generico da mg http://www.cricyt.edu.ar/sismo...fil-prezzo trouve continue effexor achat tarif propecia site

    Archive for the ‘adzuki beans’ Category

    You Ask, I Answer: Adzuki Beans

    imageI’ve been vegetarian for almost four years, but moved to New York City last Fall.  I’ve suddenly come across new foods I had never heard of before.

    One of my favorite restaurants here serves a dish with adzuki beans.

    They taste great, but I know nothing about them.  I hadn’t heard of them before until I saw them on this menu.

    Are they nutritionally equivalent to all other beans?

    — Claire Klein
    New York, NY

    Despite their Chinese origins, adzuki beans are super popular in Japan, where they are most commonly made into red bean paste after having generous amounts of sugar added on!

    That’s right — if you’ve ever had red bean ice cream at a Japanese restaurant or a red bean bun at a Chinese restaurant, you’ve tasted adzuki beans.

    The healthiest way to eat them, of course, is “as is”.  I personally love to add them to a side dish of brown basmati or brown jasmine rice.

    Not only do adzuki beans deliver high amounts of folate, potassium, magnesium and zinc — they are also a wonderful source of lean protein.

    Another bonus?  Their fiber content is mainly made up of soluble fiber — the kind of fiber that helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and helps us feel fuller faster.

    Their bright red color holds another powerful secret — polyphenols!  Clinical studies have shown that adzuki’s polyphenols have powerful antioxidant properties and that adzuki beans offer more polyphenols than kidney beans, and soybeans!

    Most conventional supermarkets do not carry adzuki beans.  However, if you have any health food stores or Asian food markets in your area, you will surely find them.

    Share

    • Search By Topic

    • Connect to Small Bites

    • Subscribe to Small Bites

    • Archives

      • 2017 (1)
      • 2013 (1)
      • 2012 (28)
      • 2011 (90)
      • 2010 (299)
      • 2009 (581)
      • 2008 (639)
      • 2007 (355)