Hokkaido Kitaroman Azuki Beans 500g - No Pesticide, No Chemical Fertilizer - Product of Watanabe Farm
Safe Without Pesticide Nor Chemical Fertilizer
"Kitaroman Azuki" distributed by Kawashimaya is an azuki bean that is cultivated without pesticides and chemical fertilizers that you can enjoy with peace of mind. It was grown in the beautiful natural environment of the Tokachi Plain, supported by abundant water and rich soil from the Hidaka Mountains.
"Kitaroman Azuki" With Beautiful Large Beans
Kitaroman adzuki beans are said to be strong and suitable for natural farming methods that do not use pesticides and are certified as an excellent variety of Hokkaido azuki beans. Since each grain is large and you can feel the taste of adzuki beans, it has a strong presence even if you cook it with brown rice, or use it as an ingredient for fermented brown rice or coarse red bean paste. The grains are even, so even if you use them to make koshian (smooth bean paste), the grains are fine and the texture is smooth and elegant.
Light Texture And Easy To Eat
Kitaroman Azuki is a variety that even those who are not good with anko (bean paste) should try it. The slightly gentle flavor matches well with any ingredients, and you can enjoy it easily. It also has the characteristic of being plump and of good color even after being cooked, making it a gorgeous addition to your dining table.
Recipes You Can Make With Kitaroman Azuki Beans
Kitaroman is great for grained red bean paste, brown rice red bean rice, or refined red bean paste with a smooth texture. please try to find your favorite way to enjoy it.
Anko (Japanese Red Bean Paste)
Here's a tutorial on how to make anko or the famous Japanese red bean paste. This paste is great for dessert. Please turn on English cc for subtitles.
Red Bean Rice
Red bean rice, which requires less effort than sekihan and is full of nutrients from azuki beans, is fluffy and flavorful. It is also recommended for lunch.
Red Bean Rice Recipe
Ingredients (3~4 Portions)
- 50g Red Beans
- 300g White Rice
- Water (Adjust as needed)
How To Make
- 1. Boil the beans. Add beans and water to a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- 2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 60 minutes. Remove any scum while boiling. If the water is reduced too much, feel free to add more water.
- 3. Strain the beans with a colander and set aside the bean broth.
- 4. Put the rice and adzuki beans in a rice cooker. Combine 1:1 water and bean broth and use it to cook the rice. Measure the water with your finger. Place the tip of your pointer finger on top of the rice (not the bottom pot) and measure from there with your knuckle. The water level should be at the first knuckle of your finger.
- 5. Set the rice cooker to cook mode and wait until it's done.
Use As Ingredient For Dishes
It is also perfect for stewed or simmered dishes that make use of the plump and beautiful azuki beans.
Watanabe Farm With Pesticide-free Cultivation And Natural Farming
Natural farming methods that are continued within the community
In the early days, the beans were often eaten by pests and had a bad appearance, so it was difficult to sell them in the market. However, thanks to the support of customers who have persistently purchased the product, Watanabe Farm was able to continue, and it seems that they have reached the present.
Weeding is the hardest part of natural farming. The farmers fight weeds every day with their local friends and neighbors. The crops of Watanabe Farm are very valuable crops that can be said to be the crystallization of hard work and passion for natural farming.
Natural farming method using green manure
Green manure is used to make the soil in Watanabe Farm, and dent corn, oats, and sunflowers are the main ingredients. By using green manure, the activity of microorganisms in the soil becomes active, which can be expected to improve the chemical properties of the soil (salt damage, etc.) and increase water retention. In order to protect the health of customers who eat the produce, as well as to preserve the great nature of the Tokachi Plain, Watanabe Farm uses natural farming methods that use no pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
Red Beans That Is Rich In Healthy Nutrients
Common adzuki beans contain about twice as many polyphenols as red wine, and Kitaroman adzuki beans are among the varieties with the highest polyphenol content. Eat frequently and use it to maintain a good immune system.
Even when boiled, it contains far more insoluble dietary fiber than burdock and lotus root, so you can get good digestion in your stomach.
Azuki beans also contain important nutrients that are indispensable for health, such as vitamins B1, B, and B6, which are abundant in all legumes.
Potassium And Saponin
It also contains potassium and saponin, which eliminates waste and regulates the circulation of the body.
How To Store Kitaroman Adzuki Beans
Since it is naturally dried after harvesting, if it is stored in a cool and dark place below 15℃, the quality will be preserved. If the temperature is above 15°C, especially during high humidity or hot summer, we recommend that you store it in a refrigerator to avoid quality deterioration.
1. Double the bag.
By doubling up the beans with a plastic bag, etc., moisture from the outside is cut off, and the beans are sealed and stored to prevent moisture from escaping. Please keep it in a cool and dark place when storing it.
2. Store in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator
To prevent it from drying out at low temperatures, wrap it in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. A sealed bag such as a ziplock bag is fine.
Beans will inevitably lose moisture little by little due to long-term storage. If you want to use it after long-term storage, you can enjoy it more deliciously by soaking it in water from the previous night.
Kitaroman Azuki Q&A
What kind of variety is Kitaroman Azuki?
Kitaroman adzuki beans are said to be strong and suitable for natural farming methods that do not use pesticides and are certified as an excellent variety of Hokkaido azuki beans. In addition, it is known as a breed rich in polyphenols than general adzuki beans.
How do you recommend eating it?
Each grain is large and you can feel the taste of adzuki beans. The grains are even, so even if you use them to make koshian (Japanese red beans fine paste), the grains are fine and the texture is smooth and elegant.
Is it difficult to boil red beans?
It's easy once you learn the basic steps and tricks of removing bitterness and reboiling. You can easily make it in a pressure cooker or rice cooker as well.
I heard that eating adzuki beans every day is good for beauty.
In Oriental medicine, adzuki beans are said to have the effect of helping the discharge of unnecessary substances in the body. In the sense that the circulation of the body is in order, azuki a food that is good for both beauty and health.
Is it okay to eat adzuki beans as a snack while on a diet?
Adzuki beans have a high nutritional value and are a great food for those on a diet, but we do not recommend red bean paste with a lot of sugar. If you are concerned about sugar content, don't forget to reduce the amount of sugar and adjust it, and be careful not to overeat.
|Storage Guide||Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight, high temperature and humidity|
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