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What is Edamame?

Edamame is the name for fresh soybeans that are harvested before the seeds harden. In addition to soy's vitamins, minerals, potassium and fiber, it’s the only food with a plant protein equal in protein quality to that of meat and eggs.

Edamame—little green soybeans with a mellow, buttery flavor—can be served in their fuzzy pods with a pinch of salt (eat straight from their pods by removing the beans with a scrape of your teeth). Sprinkle shelled edamame into salads or puree them to make a dip.


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