Organic Adzuki Beans
Our organic adzuki beans (Chinese red beans) are the leguminous fruit-pods of a plant originally from Asia. The beans occupy a significant cultural importance in the oriental cuisine. The red-colored beans were believed to have the effect of suppressing negative emotions and bad luck.
Adzuki beans are one of the important sources of plant proteins. In addition, adzuki compose wide range of minerals like for being low in calcium to high levels of iron, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. Potassium is essential electrolyte of cell and body fluids. It helps counter pressing effects of sodium on heart and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the important antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Adzuki beans contain lots of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber works as a bulk laxative that helps to protect the colon mucosa by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. Dietary fiber has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing reabsorption of cholesterol binding bile acids in the colon.