Japanese call it edamame, but for the none Japanese, it sweet
beans, vegetable soybeans, beer beans, green soybeans, garden
soybeans, immature soybeans and even edible soybeans.
But one thing for sure, when
it comes to soy, edamame is the real thing.
Japan, edamame is a popular snack food. But
it was only recently that America come to learn about the
wonders of this beans. The combination of great taste,
ease of preparation and excellent nutrient value is making it
popular with people of all ages. Now, we are bringing it
to Manila with fresh edamame.
many health benefits is also something which is worth looking
into. The soybean is a complete protein containing all of the
amino acid building blocks. It also provides an antioxidant
boost from plant chemicals called isoflavones.
Most Japanese grocers in town offers frozen edamame. This normally result to a less than full edamame
flavor. That is why we decided to present you a better option
(Fresh Japanese Soybeans).
is farm fresh and
To achieve best edamame flavor, the time between harvest to
product distribution is only a fraction of a day.
times may vary on method and container used)
1. Rinse fresh edamame.
Put edamame pods into briskly boiling water.
Cook to second boil 2-5 minutes or until tender. At this
stage, you would normally notice some pods opening up. Do not
4. Drain water, let cool, sprinkle with salt and serve.
1. Rinse fresh edamame.
Place edamame pods in steamer basket.
3. Place basket in saucepan with water below basket.
4. Cover, bring to a full boil and steam about 5 minutes.
5. Sprinkle on some salt and serve.
Take soybean pod by the stem, place between teeth, strip
soybeans from the pod with your teeth and discard empty
are numerous medical journals, studies and web sites that discuss
about the numerous health benefits of soybeans and
we have included it in our consumer corner
link. There is no double soybeans can do the following :
helps reduce risk of heart disease;
improves bone health;
reduce the effects of PMS;
help reduce certain types of cancer.
we are not suggesting that soybeans is a cure all
food. To achieve a better health, we believe it should be taken together with
balanced, appropriate diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and
all the other components that add up to an excellent healthy
is a popular beer companion but it certainly has more culinary
use than as a appetizer. Combined
with baby corn, carrots, pea pods, bamboo shoots and mushroom,
it can be a stir fry vegetable mix. To be on the fusion
cooking side, it can be added to soups, salads and even
paella. As a matter of fact, it is a great pea
are two simple ideas you can try with Fresh
2 teaspoons olive or vegetable
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
10 oz. of ready to eat edamame
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In small bowl, stir together
oil, basil, chili powder, onion salt, cumin, paprika and black
pepper. Drizzle mixture over soybeans and toss to coat well.
Arrange beans in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
Roast, uncovered, for 12 to 15
minutes, stirring once, until soybeans begin to brown. Serve
hot as a vegetable side dish or cooled as a snack. Refrigerate
Makes 2 to 3 servings.
cooked and shelled edamame
Toss edamame beans
with remaining ingredients over medium heat for about one
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Salt and black pepper to taste
If you don't have all of the herbs called for, used more of
the ones you do have. Even one fresh herb adds delightful
flavor to edamame. Try to avoid using dried herbs in this