Friday, June 26, 2009

Fantastic Food Find Friday

The Food Find:Edamame (ěd'ə-mä'mā)

The Facts:

So I’m sure some of you out there are saying to yourself “eda-what?!” But don’t be scared just because you can’t pronounce the name. Edamame is simply soy beans that have been harvested in their green stage. Now some of you might be saying “eda-YUCK!” Stop it. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it because edamame is awesome. Not only is it easy to prepare and super tasty, it contains antioxidants vitamins A and C and it is packed with protein and fiber to fill you up. In just ½ cup serving of shelled edamame you get 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein for only 100 calories. Good snack…GREAT snack idea!

A super duper easy way to snack on edamame is to buy it frozen from your grocery store, boil the whole pods in water for 5 minutes, lightly salt them and then pop the beans from the shell right into your mouth.

Spice it up!

You can add edamame to salads, stir-fry and casseroles for an extra protein/fiber punch!

Until next Friday...Enjoy!


  1. Is there something bad about eating the shells?

  2. I'm not sure if there is anything dangerous about eating the shells, but I know that they are not usually eaten...just the beans inside.