Adzuki Sprouting Seeds, 1 Lb [Organic]
||RawFood World / Sprouting
Has a strong, nutty, sweet flavor. Adzuki is also known as the "Mercedes" of beans!
Note: Adzuki Beans will pale somewhat as they swell with water. Before you end your soak, check them: If you see that on some of your beans, part of the bean (one end usually) is still as dark as it was before soaking, they need a little more time to soak - to make sure they have taken up all the water they need.
For that reason we generally soak Adzukis for 12 hours.
If we are in a hurry we'll use warmer water - 80F is a good starting point if you want to experiment with shorter soak periods, but be careful not to go too hot - it can cook your seeds in which case they will never sprout.
Adzukis also tend to have more hard seed than other seed types. If you buy your seed from us this is not a concern, but if you buy Adzuki or other seeds elsewhere be sure to examine them after soaking to make sure there are no hard seeds (seeds that are as hard after soaking as before) lurking at the bottom. If there are - throw those (the hard ones) out! They are easy to spot as they are smaller than those that are swollen with water.
Health & Nutritional Benefits of Eating Adzuki Sprouts
A great source of magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, fiber, manganese and B Vitamins, such as niacin, thiamin and riboflavin, adzuki beans contribute to the overall health of the body.
The beans build up a strong metabolism that enables the body to quickly and efficiently metabolize the food eaten.
The beans are ideal for people who are on weight-loss diet, since they are low in fat and high in protein. The high-protein content makes you feel full for long and the low-fat content helps in limiting calorie intake.
They contain protease inhibitors that are known to disrupt the development of cancerous cells.
Adzuki beans are a good source of energy, promote regular bowel movements and help in lowering cholesterol.
These beans help in preventing breast cancer also.
As adzuki beans are known to benefit bladder, reproductive functions and kidneys, they are used to treat problems such as urinary dysfunction and bladder infections.
Since the Chinese believe the bean to a source of courage, it helps people meet challenges bravely.
Rich in soluble fiber, the beans speed up the elimination of wastes from the body and prevent the body from absorbing harmful substances.
Presence of soluble fiber in the beans also reduces the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood.
The beans tone up the heart and spleen, heal swelling in edema, stop vomiting and diarrhea.
Sprouted adzuki beans are beneficial for blood in stools and bleeding during pregnancy.