highly recommend keeping frozen edamame and broccoli in your freezer to add to hot convenience foods like cup noodle (or non-convenience foods like homemade ramen) for when you are depressed and need the nutrients
Healthy Monday: Star chef Dave Chang was inspired to make these healthy rolls by a snack he had at Yunpilam, a temple in South Korea, where the nuns served him edamame mixed with walnuts and molasses. His rolls have an edamame-and-walnut filling; unlike other sushi rolls, they can be served warm.
Edamame (えだまめ) is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. (In Japan, it is usually blanched in 4% salt water and not served with salt.)
if you haven’t tried edamame yet you probably know it as the tinny green beans often served at East Asian restaurants and added to salads. In fact edamame is young soybeans which found their way to your plate before they develop fully. Edamame has became very popular in the last couple of years and is part of many recipes and diets.
Half a cup of edamame has 9 grams of fibers, 2.5 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrate and 11 grams of protein.
What does that mean for your diet?
If you are on high protein, high carb diet edamame is a good add-on to your meal. Add it to a salad or just as side to your meat/veggie alternative.
Salted edamame makes a very good side for sake so next time you go out try ordering a portion of it with your drinks.
Other health benefits:
Since edamame is young soy beans it has all the health benefits of mature soy beans and other soy products. Soy products reduce the level of LDL cholesterol. If you suffer from high cholesterol it’s worth ditching the read meats and replacing them with soy products. There is also some evidence that edamame (and soy products in general) could reduce the appearance of age related mental disorders and help with depression.
How to cook it?
Edamame could be cooked in pretty much every possible way. Steam it, boil it, fry it, add it to your pasta, noodles, salad or on it’s own as a side.
My personal favourite is with seaweed, soy sauce and sesame oil.