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Immature Soybeans or Edamame in Japan are enjoyed as a snack as well as a healthy vegetable to accompany sushi. Edamame is a high protein, low fat food, packed with vitamins and nutrients. Stock up on this versatile green vegetable for an easy sushi side dish, and take advantage of its nutritious food value and moderate calorie content.
Soybeans harvested before the beans are ripe are called edamame or “twig beans” in Japan. The immature bean pods are typically boiled in salted water, seasoned with coarse sea salt, and served with sushi and sashimi. Popular through out Asia for over 2,000 years, Edamame is enjoyed both hot and cold. Japanese also pair these salty beans with beer. Enjoy this healthy green coated in soy sauce, mirin, and a spicy chili sauce; a culinary delight! One half cup of Edamame contains 100 calories, 3 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein.
James Clavell’s novel Shogun encouraged Americans to try this Asian vegetable along with sushi cuisine in the early 1970s. Ten years later Japan Airlines began serving Edamame onboard transpacific flights. Demand for frozen Edamame soybeans in America has rocketed in the last few decades, from 400 tons per year in the 1980s to over 25,000 tons in 2005. Once grown primarily in Asia, now a large soybean crop is cultivated in the midwest section of the U.S. Edamame soybeans are big business!
Our product is boiled, frozen and packaged in one pound bags. Reheating is quick and easy. One serving is approximately 3 ounces, so keep this in mind when ordering for a group. Frozen Edamame maintains its flavor well, but best results will be enjoyed within 30 days of shipment receipt.