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Edamame (green soybeans)

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What is edamame (green soybeans)?

Edamame (or edamame beans) are green imature soybeans in the pod that is popular in China and Japan, typically served in the pod. The diner will shuck the beans from the pod and consume as a snack.

The pods are boiled or steamed in water.  Edamame has been gaining popularity outside China and Japan as a healthy food item and can be found in the frozen food section of most well stocked grocery stores.

The USDA refers to edamame as "a soybean that can be eaten fresh and best known as a snack with a nutritional punch".

Edamame, as are all soybean preparations are rich in protein, dietary fiber and micronutrients such as folates, maganese and vitamin K.

They may help alleviate symptoms of menopaus as the isoflvonoids contains in edamame may mimic hormone estrogen. 

In Chinese:毛豆(毛豆)
British (UK) term:
en français:edamame (fèves de soja vertes)
en español:edamame (soja verde)

Recipes using edamame (green soybeans)

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Avocado, Radish and Edamame Salad

Avocado, Radish & Edamame Salad

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A simple salad with big health credentials: avocados are an excellent source of good fats, and more recently have been shown to also inhibit inflammation when eaten in combination with foods that typically trigger it. They are also a rich source of potassium (which balances sodium to keep blood pressure levels stable) and vitamin E, an important antioxidant.

Asian Edamame and Carrot Salad

Asian Edamame & Carrot Salad

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This quick and easy salad is packed with great flavour, and it's so refreshing.

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