Edamame is a wonderful vegetable that you have probably encountered as a side dish in Japanese restaurants. Edamame is actually an unripe soybean that is still in its pod. It is available boiled, steamed or baked, well s alted. Edamame is a great way to serve your favorite Asian and Eastern recipes with an appropriate side dish to your guests.
But edamame is much more. It is an extremely useful source of a rich array of nutrients.
What are the main benefits of edadame and why should it be on your table more often?
Edamame is a wonderful source of protein
Edamame is very rich in vegetable proteins. It is no coincidence that soy is one of the most preferred meat substitutes by vegetarians and vegans. One cup of edamame contains approximately 18 grams of protein. For comparison, 100 grams of roasted chicken breast contains about 24 grams of protein.
Edamame is very rich in fiber
Edamame is a very valuable source of fiber. They are found both in its pod and in the soybean itself. One cup of edamame contains approximately 8 grams of fiber, which is a third of the recommended daily intake.
Edamame is good for the heart
Edamame is very rich in he althy fats. They are essential for normal cardiovascular function, lowering cholesterol, balancing blood pressure. Edamame contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. One cup contains about 6 grams of omega-6 and 0.6 grams of omega-3.
Edamame is rich in nutrients
Among the other nutrients found in edamame that are important for he alth are potassium, antioxidants, sodium, vitamin A, C, K, phosphorus, copper, manganese, folate, thiamin, iron, calcium. Edamame is low in calories, making it great for your diet, whatever type it is.
Edamame helps in weight loss
Since edamame is low in calories and rich in valuable nutrients, it can contribute to weight loss. The fibers in it leave a feeling of fullness for a long time. The proteins and fats in it have the same effect, and its consumption also helps balance blood sugar and insulin levels. The fiber in this wonderful legume can also help lower cholesterol.