A popular legume in many Asian countries, Adzuki beans are small, oval and usually dark red in color. These beans are most often used to make a sweet paste, but they are also used to make Japanese rice dishes and in a variety of other foods, including ice cream.
A small, dried, russet-colored bean with a sweet flavor. Dry adzuki beans are small dark red, oval beans approximately 5 mm in diameter. They have a distinctive white ridge along one side. Adzuki beans are popular across Asia, particularly in Japan, and are used to make red sweet bean paste.
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While vining beans are grown accross South Asia (China, India, Taiwan and Thailand), bush or erect plant types are grown in both Northern Japan and the upper Midwest.