You’ve probably had green edamame beans in an Asian restaurant. We’ll explain why you should include these on your menu more frequently from now on.
Edamame translates as “beans on a branch.” Green beans are less well known in this country; in Japan, they are served as a snack with beer, and they are highly valued in Asia for their health benefits. With good reason, because green beans are true superfoods: They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber. They are high in protein but low in fat, making them ideal as a vegan protein source. Beans, like all legumes, should not be overeaten because they can cause digestive problems if consumed in excess.
Edamame should never be eaten raw. They are boiled in salt water and served as an appetizer or snack. They can, however, be made into spreads and served with rice or fish. Edamame are now used as a pasta or spaghetti ingredient. This type of pasta is especially appealing to those looking to increase their protein intake.