Edamame beans might be small in size, but they’re mighty when it comes to nutrition. Here’s why you need to add them to your trolley, next time you go shopping.
Otherwise known as soy beans, edamame provide protein to satisfy hunger, iron to transport oxygen to muscles and calcium to strengthen bones.
They’re full of gut-loving fibre, too, providing almost a fifth of your daily fibre needs in just half a cup.
Edamame are also super convenient. You can buy them frozen, with or without pods, and simply thaw and cook them the way you like them. They’re also a nutritious lunchbox snack for adults and kids alike.
3 easy ways to enjoy edamame
- Blitzed into a hummus, along with chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini
- Tossed through a salad, along with flaked salmon, mixed salad leaves and a tangy yoghurt dressing
- Pan-fried with sesame oil and sesame seeds to create a crunchy, moreish snack.
Delicious recipes that use edamame: