Benefits of Edamame

by : Ashley Combs

Facts

1. The United States produces half of the world’s soybeans.

2. An excellent plant source of high-quality protein.

3. In Japan, edamame are often boiled in salty water still in their pods and served as bar food.

4. most commonly found frozen in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores.

5. Edamame delivers fiber and some iron.

Benefits

1. In a half cup of edamame you will find 120 calories.

2. Soy protein may help reduce insulin resistance, kidney damage, and fatty liver in people with diabetes, according to a study in rats.

3. It remains prudent to recommend soy in a heart-healthy diet.

4. A study in women reported that regular consumption of soy foods was associated with healthy cholesterol levels.

5. The United States produces half of the world’s soybeans.