Adzuki Beans weight loss benefits make them the favourite of all beans for dieters. With just 132 kcal in 100g of cooked adzuki beans, 0.2 g fat, 20.4 g carbohydrates, of which only 0.4 sugars and protein being a decent 9.3 g, adzuki beans are a great little bean to include in your diet plan. They contain exceptionally high level levels of fibre, B vitamins, and iron, manganese and zinc. A natural diuretic, adzuki beans help remove unwanted mucus and congestion, burn fat and aid your metabolism. The humble adzuki bean’s other name is aduki beans. The adzuki bean taste is pleasant and slightly sweet flavour, which lends itself to using in a variety of soups, salads, stews, patties, veggie burgers and lasagne. Aduki beans can be used in most recipes instead of lentils. They can also be sprouted.
Adzuki beans – where to buy
I live in a small town where hardly anyone seems to have heard of adzuki beans, so I buy my adzuki beans online from Amazon.
Adzuki beans cooking time
Another thing which makes adzuki beans a big favourite is that they are one of the few beans that don’t require pre-soaking. Just rinse thoroughly before cooking then place in a saucepan with five times their weight in water. So if you are using 100 g of beans add 500 mL of water. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes until the beans have softened but have still just a little bite.
Advantages of cooking your own beans
- using filtered water to boil your beans ensures your food will not be contaminated by any metals or chlorine which may be lurking in tap water
- you will save money
- dried beans take up less storage space in your cupboard
- canned food can contain contaminants from the plastic coating inside the can
- you will avoid eating any preservatives that may be in canned beans
1 cup adzuki beans in grams
1 cup cooked adzuki beans =180 grams
1 cup uncooked adzuki beans = 220 grams
1 cup adzuki beans calories
1 cup cooked adzuki beans = 238 kcal