Benifits of Edamame

By: Candace McGee

10 Facts

1.) Though it's usually associated with Japanese cuisine, edamame originated in China.
2.) A single cup of edamame is only 189 calories.
3.) Edamame may look like an ordinary little bean. But it's a nutritional giant loaded with protein.
4.) Edamame is the only vegetable in the world that contains all nine essential amino acids.
5.) For one cup of edamame, you get 16.86 grams of protein.
6.) Choose beans that are crisp and free from blemishes.
7.) Edamame is rarely sold fresh, but is available frozen all year.
8.) They should stay fresh for 4 to 5 days. Frozen beans can be kept in the freezer until the “use by date” on the package, or for up to 6 months.
9.) Edamame are immature soybeans that are in pods. They are green!
10.) Edamame are popular in Asia, specifically Japan, Korea and China.