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Food Anko あんこ

Anko (あんこ) is a sweet bean paste made from azuki (小豆) beans.



The beans are usually boiled without sugar, mashed, and diluted into a slurry. The slurry is then strained through a sieve to remove the husks. The resulting liquid is filtered and squeezed dry using cheesecloth and then sweetened. Japanese pastries use primarily un-oiled sweet bean paste.

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