These are nothing but baby Soy beans .They are rich in carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, omega fatty acids and micronutrients, particularly folic acid, manganese and vitamin K - Just Half a cup really boosts up the fiber, protein and vitamin/mineral content of your diet.
A half-cup serving of shelled edamame contains 9 grams fiber(about the same amount you'll find in 4 slices of whole-wheat bread or 4 cups of steamed zucchini),
10% of your daily requirements for Vit C and Iron(for a plant food, it's quite high in iron and packs in about as much as a 4-ounce roasted chicken breast), 8% for Vit A and 4% for Calcium
- Edamame - 2 cups
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Water - 2 cups
Wash the Edamame and remove the ends if desired.
Add to a pan with water and salt and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 5 minutes.Drain and serve warm.