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.


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


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