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Noto-dainagon adzuki beans

Characteristics

These beans are remarkable among beans cultivated in Japan in terms of their size. Noto-dainagon-azuki beans, which have soft skin and good flavor, are prized as an ingredient for luxury sweets. When cooked, their skin does not break easily. When eaten, they do not leave anything in the mouth. Their flavor and texture are pleasant. All of these features make this bean popular, and orders are placed even from other prefectures. Since the beans are harvested by handpicking each pod, mass-production is not possible. Producers in Noto have registered this local specialty with the trademark “Noto-dainagon-azuki” and are focusing on promoting sales and increasing production.

Best season 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3
Production site Suzu City, Wajima City, Noto Town, Anamizu Town
Yield/Delivery amount 40 tons
Appearance The bean is large, and has a distinctive red color like that of a gemstone
Raw/Cooked Cooked
Serving suggestions Simmered
Type of dish Japanese/ Western/ Chinese

Recipe

Rice-flour dumplings

Grated taro cake covered with sweet red bean paste

Glutinous rice steamed with red adzuki beans and millet