Edamame which means “wing” in Japanese is small, green and blackish in mature pods. The green edamame can be harvested earlier than mature soybeans that are dry and hard which is why it is utilized for cooking soymilk, as well as tofu. The pod has the same amount of protein, vitamins and other nutrients of mature beans. Edamame can be consumed directly from the pod or from the seed, but it is preferential to eat cooked edamame from the pod.

Soybeans themselves provide significant in terms of protein intake and a wide range of other nutrients vital to our diet. They also contain carbohydrates and lipids that are vital for the body’s overall health. Soybeans have been selected as the primary source of nutrition from nature around the world. Soybeans come in a variety of types which include edamame, inji basmati, jicama moyens, quintoniles, satay and triticale. Edamame is the most widely consumed variety among Asians. It is also used in western countries as an additional source of protein and natural fats.


Edamame is dried, tall bean with a pleasant flavor. Green soybeans have a high protein amount, in addition to the naturally occurring phytochemical anti-oxidants. Even though it does not store as much fatas other beans, the edamame bean is often referred to as a “slimmer” bean and doesn’t react to extreme heat extremely negatively. To achieve a more intense, richer flavor, edamame can be paired with soy sauce or other food items. The leaves of the mature plant can also be used to prepare food but this is considered a specialty and not recommended for general consumption.

There are two main types of edamame: one from Japan and the other from Korea. Both contain phytochemicals that can help prevent cancer. However there are no studies conducted to compare the benefits of edamame to those of soy and red meats. Both edamame varieties are comparatively lean, however they are still attached to proteins. The function of the immune system is positively affected by phytochemicals.

Soybeans also have other beneficial characteristics. It is a rich source of amino acids, which are essential for protein synthesis as well as B vitamins, which are important in the development and maintaining strong teeth and bones. It is also extremely nutritious.

To make edamame, boil the beans until they are almost completely soft, then drain them and remove the seeds. Cut the beans into pieces that are roughly the size of peas. Before cooking, remove the skins from frozen bean pods. You can also mash the beans until you get a smooth paste or make use of a food processor. When cooking, add approximately two tablespoons of nutritional yeast to the boiling water.

You can add any number of flavors to make edamame a delicious, nutritious snack. ถั่วแระญี่ปุ่น My preferred flavor is Asian soy sauce. For dessert, my family usually enjoys puddings with orange juice and ginger syrup. Try serving some plain, unsweetened soymilk instead of buying the canned kind. To make sweetened soymilk you can make it using vanilla extract or lemon extract. Add some fresh or dried fruit to the batter to make an amazing dessert.

While I’m not an expert on nutrition however, I do know that green beans contain a lot of folate in them. I have lost weight and reduced my risk of developing cancer by eating more beans. Because of this, I think it’s an excellent idea to start buying more organic beans. Instead of buying dried beans, opt for organic whole green peas. Freshly picked beans can be kept for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container. So, start making plans for the next step of the healthy journey by having some edamame!