Edamame are green soybeans differs from regular soybeans which are typically light brown, tan or beige in color.
Edamame came in whole including beans, pods and stems.
Edamame are immature soybeans, hand picked before they're ripen, 35-40 days after the crop started blooming flowers.
Immature soybeans are sweeter because they contain more sucrose than matured soybeans.
Essential nutrients also decrease as the soybeans fully expand, matured and ripen.
Edamame are a popular side dish served in many sushi bars, Chinese and Japanese restaurants.
Eating edamame will receive 8 known health benefits:
1. Edamame are high in protein about 12% because beans are among the best plant-based protein sources although they are not as high-quality as meat.
At 155 grams of edamame provides approximately 18.5 grams of protein.
2. Edamame may lower the cholesterol level, thus lower the risk of heart disease.
50 grams of soy protein such as edamame are able to lower cholesterol levels by 9-13%.
Edamame are also rich in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K which may improve the blood lipid profile, a measure of fats including cholesterol and triglycerides.
3. Edamame has a very low glycemic index and do not excessively raise blood sugar levels like all other beans.
It is also low in carbohydrates relative to protein and fat. The healthy fat in edamame includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
This makes edamame an excellent diet for people with diabetes.
4. Edamame are rich in vitamins and minerals.
At 100 grams of edamame comprise folate 78%, vitamin K1 33%, thiamine 13%, riboflavin 9%, iron 13%, copper 17%, manganese 51%.
5. Isoflavones from edamame and other soybeans helps to regulate and keep estrogen under control eventually reducing chances of breast cancer.
Estrogen is responsible for certain types of cancer including breast cancer.
6. Isoflavones from edamame and other soybeans also helps reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings and sweating for most women.
7. Men with regular soy foods, soy products, soy supplements such as edamame have 30% lower risk of prostate cancer according to surveys.
8. Subjects with regular soy foods, soy products, soy supplements such as edamame indicates an improvement on bone mass & density minimizing bone Loss.
How to cook and eat edamame.
Similar to other beans; cook it like cooking vegetable, or add on to soups, stews, salads and noodle dishes, or simply eaten as a snack.
Use teeth to slide the edamame beans into the mouth, after which the pods (or shells) are discarded.
Edamame are easily prepared by boiling, microwaving, pan-frying or steaming them for 3-5 minutes.
1. Edamame with a pinch of salt (Traditional & typical condiment)
2. Garlic sauce edamame (Traditional & typical condiment)
3. Edamame puree with cheese on toast
4. Edamame avocado dip
5. Season it the way ya like, try it!
In short, edamame is a delicious healthy snack with low-calorie. Add to cart ;D