Adzuki beans - a new superfood for 2014? Women's Health & Fitness

Adzuki beans

What is it?
A small Asian bean.

What do you do with it?
“These beans are best prepared by soaking them in water and cooking them,” advises Wolfe.

Is it super?
“Despite being considered an excellent source of iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, zinc and folic acid, adzuki beans are not a super food,” says Wolfe. Still, with adzuki beans falling under the umbrella term ‘red beans’ and a 2004 study by the United States Department of Agriculture citing red beans as the top source of antioxidants, they’re still a great addition to your diet.