Ingredient Name: Yellow beans, Peruano beans, canary beans,

Traditional Chinese Name: 黃豆 (Huángdòu) – literal translation of “yellow bean”

What is this?

  • A type of common bean that is yellow (pale yellow or beige), roundish and oval in shape
  • They are usually about 1cm in length and have a thick skin
  • Very common in Asian and Mexican cuisines
  • Used in dishes, stews, desserts and soups

How do I prepare it?

  • Rinse in warm water
  • Can be used in dishes or soups cut in larger pieces or as a whole stalk
  • It is usually used in small amounts to enhance flavors

Where can I buy this?

  • Available in wet marts in Hong Kong
  • Also available prepackaged in supermarkets

What is the cost?

  • Very affordable
  • 40g cost around $5 HKD

Any benefits?

  • Excellent source of soluble fibre which can help eliminate cholesterol from the body
  • Low in fat and high in protein
  • High-potassium and low in sodium
  • Helps eliminate excess moisture from the body

Additional Information:

  • For dried beans, be sure to thoroughly soak and cook as uncooked beans can cause indigestion