Black Soybeans, Black Tofu... Better for You

Black Soybeans, Black Tofu... Better for You

Food & Drink

Black Soybeans, Black Tofu... Better for You


By Cari Martens

Have you ever seen black tofu? Anna Haight of Anna’s Cool Finds found some at the Hodo Soy Beanery in San Rafael, Calif., at the Farmers’ Market.

Anna wondered whether it was flavored with black sesame seed or something, but discovered it was simply made from black soybeans.

Black soybeans, it turns out, offer some major health benefits. The beans are said to present a possible way to fight obesity and lower cholesterol—and a recent South Korean study concluded that consumption of black soybeans can also reduce the risk of diabetes. Black soybeans are, in fact, traditionally used in Asian countries as a remedy for diabetes.

Some folks say the black version tastes creamier, too.

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