What is Seoritae (Black Soy Bean) ?
Seoritae is a black soy bean which has black skin and greenish flesh. The above picture shows dried black beans on top and soaked beans at bottom left.
"Seori" is the Korean word for "frost," as black soybean is harvested after the first frost in late autumn. Seoritae is often added to rice and steamed in rice cakes.
Not To Be Confused With
Black Turtle Bean or Black Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Where and What To Buy
Korean and Asian grocery stores, online, Amazon - be sure to buy Black Soybean, not just regular Black Bean
How to Use/Cook
They should be soaked in cool water for a few hours prior to cooking.
They are used to make the Korean side dish Kongjaban, black soybeans braised in a sweet and salty liquid. Also, you can add these when cooking rice, and also used as an ingredient for steamed rice cakes.
How to Clean/Store
Unopened packages can be stored in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight for months to even years. Opened packages should be stored in airtight containers to keep them from being exposed to moisture and sprouting.
- Soybeans are high in protein and a good amount of carbs and fat.
- These beans are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds, such as isoflavones. Isoflavones mimic estrogen and can alleviate symptoms of menopause.
- Soybeans can reduce but also possibly increase your risk of breast cancer so please consult your doctor before consuming large amounts of soybeans or soymilk