Edamame is the perfect little pick-me-up snack. You may have had it as an appetizer at a Japanese restaurant, tucked away in their fuzzy little pods and sprinkled with salt.
Edamame is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden.
Edamame is naturally gluten-free and low calorie, contains no cholesterol and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and calcium. It is an especially important source of protein for those who follow a plant-based diet. Edamame purchased fresh is preferred when eaten the same day, but will stay edible for two days when stored in the refrigerator.