Edamame, an edible green soybean that is popular in Asia, is typically served in its pod. These tiny beans are an excellent source of nutritious protein and are a great source of nutrients. Edamame can be part of a healthy diet that may help lower your cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Edamame is made by mung beans, or more commonly referred to as kidney beans. Although they are small and only just a few inches in size, they have been a common food item in Japan for many years. Edamame is actually “soybeans that are roasted in Japanese”. Today, edamame beans are still being used in sushi and sashimi, and also for other types of Asian food. If you enjoy eating soybeans but don’t care for the fat content found in many soybeans, then you’ll be delighted with edamame.

It’s delicious However, there are some important things to be aware of before you cook with edamame. First, do not overcook it. Edamame is best eaten immediately after roasting. Edamame If the beans are cooked for too long, it may dry out and result in flavor changes.


Edamame is a good source of protein that is healthy. It has 24 grams of protein per cup, which is considerably more than other whole food items. Whole-wheat bread, for instance contains only half of edamame’s protein. In addition to being a terrific source of protein, edamame is also a great source of many fiber. It has more fiber than any other bean except tofu.

Because it’s rich in both protein and fiber, there may be an improvement in LDL or bad cholesterol levels as well. Testosterone is one of the substances that can lower cholesterol levels as well as soy products are known to have a lower testosterone concentration in males. There are many studies on both these issues now. The high levels of protein and fiber will be beneficial to most people. However, edamame may be beneficial to people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It could also lower your risk of developing high cholesterol and may increase your HDL.

Edamame beans can be consumed raw or cooked. However the use of a soy sauce is the best way to cook them. To make soymilk Edamame beans are generally made into an emulsion. If you haven’t tried it, you’ll likely find it delicious and creamy and full of nutrition, too. You can either refrigerate it or put it in a container, add some iceand a bit of sugar, and drink it on its on its own or mixed with other ingredients.

Another way to add more carbs to your diet is to use edamame to substitute for flour in your baking recipes. Edamame is a great ingredient to use in baking recipes to make baked goods that are higher in carbs like donuts, bread and brownies. There are many different kinds of breads and bars that make use of edamame in their doughs and all have a great, nutty flavor that just cannot be duplicated. It also gives a lovely soft texture to foods that you bake. One brand I like is known as Paleo, and their bread is very tasty and good for you, too. It does make use of edamame beans for flour, however, it uses organic brown rice flour instead of the white.

If you enjoy beans’ flavor, but are exhausted of having to eat beans, try making a snack of edamame instead. I prefer to make a delicious size snack of bean pods with some mayo spread on a cracker or a few pieces of crackers. For best results, allow the beans to soak for a few hours in water, but you can also alternate soaking and cooking times if you prefer. You can eat your snack right out of the bag, or you can refrigerate it and then reheat it too. Edamame beans add a layer of carbs to snacks, making it easy to see why they are so well-liked in North America.

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