Is the serving size 2 oz dry or cooked?
The serving size on the package is for 2 oz of dry pasta.
Where can I buy your products in the US?
We are easy to find at many great retailers. Hop over to our store locator tool at www.explore-asian.com to find a retailer near you. We are always available online as well at Amazon.com and Vitacost.com (note we will update this response once our store and website are up and running)
What are mung beans?
For thousands of years, mung beans have been used for a variety of purposes. Mung beans originated in India and were cultivated throughout Asia.
If you have high cholesterol, you may benefit from eating mung beans daily. Mung beans are low in cholesterol and high in soluble dietary fibers.
Mung beans are a low glycemic index food, which means the beans are a diabetic friendly food.
Mung beans contain approximately 3.16 g of protein per cup.
What are black beans?
From a single, one-cup serving of black beans you get nearly 15 grams of fiber (well over half of the Daily Value and the same amount consumed by the average U.S. adult in one entire day of eating) and 15 grams of protein (nearly one third of the Daily Value and equivalent to the amount in 2 ounces of a meat like chicken or a fish like salmon).Recent research has shown that black beans provide special support for digestive tract health, particularly our colon. One cup of black beans provides over 4 grams of soluble fiber, and this is precisely the type of fiber that researchers have found especially helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
What are Azuki beans?
Sweet and nutty, the adzuki bean is a small red-brown bean frequently used in Japanese desserts. Like other legumes, the adzuki bean is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein, fiber and folic acid.
A 1/2 cup serving of cooked adzuki beans meets 12 percent of the daily value for iron, 13 percent of the daily value for potassium and 35 percent of the daily value for folic acid. Iron is responsible for getting oxygen to your muscles and organs and also makes up part of the enzymes that help you digest food.
Where is your product manufactured?
We have sourced our products from the best farmers and factories in both Thailand and China. All our facitilities have passed 3rd party audits with very high standards. We take great pride in providing you with an excellent product.
Are you Kosher?
Yes, all of our products are certified by Badatz Chatam.
Is your product bean pasta good for diabetics?
Yes! The average GI (glycemic index) for the bean pastas is ONLY 20!
What is the production process for the bean pasta?
Thank you for taking a keen interest in our procress. The production process of our pastas is as follows:
We grind the dry beans into a flour and add water to make the mixture soft enough to be able to pass through our extrusion machine at low temperature.
It comes out as a long thread, which we hang on stainless steel rods; then, it undergoes 3-4 hours of the air drying process. At the end of this process, the pasta is dry and gets cut into the shape required and packed leaving us with a simple and delicious product to enjoy.
Do you have to cook the pasta?
Since our bean pastas are made of only beans and water which make is easy to rehydrate or boil to cook. Just pop them into a bowl of water and soak overnight in the fridge if you don't want to cook them or 7-8 mins in boiling water will get the job done.
They will come out tasting delicious both ways.
Are the products raw?
Almost! Raw products are cooked at 115 degrees, and our products are at 120 degrees. Just pop them into a bowl of water and soak overnight in the fridge. They will come out tasting delicious with cooking required.
Can you tell me if your black bean pasta is made with black beans or black soy beans?
Our black beans do not contain soy, but we do process soybeans in our facility. The extrusion process of the black bean takes place on a separate machine, but the drying tunnel is the same. We do our upmost to make sure that there is no cross contamination.
Do you have any plans to make bean pastas in other shapes?
What a great request! Unfortunately, we can only extrude it into a spaghetti or fettuccine shape right now. We will pass this request onto our development team to see what they can cook up in the future.
Do you add sugar to your products? How is there 5 grams of sugar?
There is no added sugar in our products! The 5g of sugar that appears on the nutritional facts is sugar that is naturally from the beans only which make this dish a perfect one for diabetics.
Are your products non-GMO?
In the US market, we are also undergoing the testing by the Non-GMO verification process and soon will have its symbol on our packaging. Stay tuned for the updated label. By virtue of being Organically certified by IMO from Switzerland, all of our products are Non-GMO.
Can it be true just black beans with so much nutrition?
There are many varieties of black beans, and the protein and fiber content also differ from one variety to the other by the soil type, amount of sunlight vs darkness it receives and, of course, amount of organic compost and rainfall!! All these parameters contribute to different ratios of total carbs (carbs+fiber) to protein. The range is 1.1 to 1.5 for our product. The nutritional panel has been derived from 2 lab testings both and is accurate ( what do you mean here?). Enjoy the great taste of pasta with the benefits of beans!
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