Roasted whole beans of rare, "petite" variety black soybeans (kuromame), bursting with flavor and goodness. Significantly higher polyphenol antioxidant content compared to other soybeans.
High in Thiamine (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin K. Rich source of calcium, iron and magnesium.
Contains exceptionlly high levels of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant which gives the deep, dark color to red wine and pomegranates. Anthocyanin is medically regarded to promote anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activity, cardiovascular disease prevention and obesity control.
Research in Hokkaido University for Genetic Medicine Research Institute in 2008 has found a link between daily consumption and body's higher production of "interferon γ (gamma)", which plays an essential role in combating infectious and non-infectious diseases.
Dry, roasted petite soybean is a very high-protein legume (about 40% by weight). It is also exceptionally low on Glycemic Index (GI) at about 18, making it a suitable snack for those who have difficulty controlling how much food they eat, are hypoglycemic or have high cholesterol levels.
Dried, roasted and packed using traditional Japanese techniques undergoing minimal processing.
The following instructions are for making two 250 ml (8 oz) cups using the traditional Japanese Senjiru brew method to yield the maximum goodness locked deep in the dried, roasted grain and to deliver the optimum combination of aroma, flavor and color.
With petite kuromame, nothing goes to waste. The beans become soft after brewing, making for a flavorful nutty and healthy snack.
You can also sprinkle them on meals such as rice or salads or mix them with yoghurt or your favorite cereal. The possibilities are endless.
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