Vigna angularis, also known as the adzuki bean, azuki bean, aduki bean, red bean, or red mung bean, is an annual vine widely cultivated throughout East Asia. Adzuki beans make a fascinating specimen in your garden and are a plant rarely grown in American gardens. Adzuki are easy to grow and perform well as container plants. Excellent source of are a good source of vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, niacin, magnesium, potassium, manganese, fiber and protein.
Cooked beans are used for savory or sweet dessert dishes. It is the main ingredient for Anko, a paste made of beans and sugar or honey which is then used for a variety of delicious dessert foods and baked goods.