Edamame (soybeans)

by: katelynn underwood

Facts:

  • Edamame = boiled green soybeans.
  • Soy protein may help reduce kidney damage, insulin resistance, and fatty liver in people with diabetes, according to a study in rats.
  • Edamame is harvested at the peak of ripening, right before it reaches the "hardening" time.
  • The word Edamame means "beans on branches."
  • In East Asia, the soybean has been the major source of protein.
  • Edamame is usually found frozen.
  • Make sure you store fresh and cooked Edamame in the fridge or freezer.