Edamame: A great Food For Vegetarians and Vegans

Cooking frozen edamame is a great way for someone with specific dietary needs to stay healthy. It’s the perfect snack for those who are on the run and even those who like to cook full coarse meals. There are so many different options when cooking frozen edamame and best of all edamame is good for you and delicious too!

If you are vegetarian or vegan or are looking to decide whether converting to a plant based diet is right for you, Edamame can be a great choice food. Edamame is a soybean that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Edamame is close to a complete protein, which means it contains most of the essential amino acids necessary for your body to stay healthy, but not all. Edamame is also a fantastic source of fiber, fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, and isoflavones (that are only found in soy products). And at a mere 100 calories per serving, which is 1 cup cooked, you can’t go wrong.

Edamame is more commonly known in the Japanese culture, but as of late it has become popular in the United States. Since the growth of popularity the edamame soybean has become readily available at many more markets than in the past. Fresh edamame is a bit more difficult to locate than frozen edamame so when looking to make an edamame dish cooking frozen edamame is the way to go. Frozen edamame mostly comes in the full pod and has been flash frozen so its nutrients stay in tact. When you are ready to cook the frozen edamame bean you can boil them, toss the bag in the refrigerator and defrost them or even microwave them. Once defrosted they are ready to eat. 

Edamame is a soy beans that is harvested before the soy bean reaches full maturity. In Japan, edamame literally means “beans on a branch.” In the American dictionary it is described as an “immature soybean.” When a soy bean is harvested early on it retains a sweet and soft taste and texture, unlike the mature soy beans that are harvested to make tofu and other soy byproducts. Eating shelled or edamame on the pod can be fun. Just pop them into your mouth and enjoy the flavor!

When you are getting ready to cook frozen edamame there are few tips that can help you out, especially if you are new to this fantastic treat.

Edamame will keep you fuller longer and help you enjoy a wide array of healthy nutrients along the way. It is a fully balanced treat for a healthy diet of any kind, especially those who are on a specific diet. Vegans, vegetarians, and diabetics will love what this healthy soy bean will offer them.

There are a plethora of recipes and dished that can be made with cooking frozen edamame. You can make eat them out of the bag, make appetizers, dips, or use them in a full main course dish. Whatever it is that you decide to make when cooking frozen edamame you can not go wrong. Edamame is a healthy sweet tasting snack that will keep you energized throughout the entire day. Grab a handful and experience the delight.

 



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