Monday, August 9, 2010

Boiled Edamame

Edamame The star legume !!

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

  1. Edamame - 2 cups
  2. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  3. 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.


  1. I can have a bowl of Edamame anytime. Isn't it delicious

  2. I love it too.You have to try steamed green Garbanzo beans also .Those are great too.


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