Shichigatsu Mame is a cultivated variety of black soybean from Japan. It contains 41.7 % protein and 22% oil. This is a variety with a very uniform growth habit and maturity. The plants reached a height of 3 foot and matured in 120 days from direct seeding.
Like all black soybean types, Shichigatsu mame is high in antioxidants and Vitamin E. They can be cooked like any dry bean and also used to make soy flour. I will be experimenting with pressing these for oil this coming winter and will update this page with the results.