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Azuki beans (Vigna Angularis)

A legume, much used in Japanese cookery. It's main use is when processed into a sweet bean paste called 'an'. This comes in various forms from smooth to chunky. A similar paste is used in China as a filling for mooncakes - sweet cakes made for the Autumn Moon Festival.

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