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Edamame

Everyday Food, Volume 30 March 2006

What Are They?
Edamame (also called green soybeans) are immature soybeans, picked while still green and sweet. You can eat them lightly steamed and sprinkled with coarse salt, right out of the pod.

Where to Find Them
Look for edamame in the freezer section of your grocery store and in farmers' markets in summer and fall. They are sold both whole (in their pods) and shelled.

Nutrition
Soybeans are as high in protein as eggs, milk, and meat. They are also a very good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins.

How to Use
Shelled edamame are delicious steamed and used in salads, sauteed in stir-fries, or simmered in soups and stews.

Quick Snack Recipe
Steam edamame in their pods, according to package instructions. Serve sprinkled with coarse salt.

Related Recipes
Edamame Spread
Brown Rice and Edamame
Edamame Corn Chowder