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The adzuki bean (Vigna angularis; from azuki (Japanese: アヅキ(小豆); sometimes transliterated as azuki or less accurately as aduki, as the Japanese character ヅ is written as du in English characters despite the Japanese pronunciation being closer to zu, hence the confusion), or red mung bean, is an annual vine widely cultivated throughout East Asia for its small (approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) long) bean. The cultivars most familiar in East Asia have a uniform red color, but white, black, gray, and variously mottled varieties also are known.

Scientists presume Vigna angularis var. nipponensis is the progenitor.[1]

Red bean paste

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