Beans from the East, green soy with a chestnut after-taste.
A slightly strange name, adzuki: like an ancient warrior.
But never mind that,
they taste good and are among some of the most nourishing vegetables around.
You can eat them as part of a detox diet,
when you need a high supply of mineral salts and fibre reserves,
and isoflavones, which in practice benefit the immune system.
Then the rule is, if you cook something exotic, you’ll always make a good impression.
These beans have been used in Asian cuisine for thousands of years.
In eastern Asia, adzuki beans are used to make desserts, including ice cream.
Chinese medicine classes them as cold food (yin) with a nourishing and purifying effect.