Edamame is the Japanese name for immature soybeans that are boiled or steamed, seasoned with salt, and served in the pod. People eat edamame hot or cold and usually do not eat the pod. More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

According to SFGate, the nutrition content and low calories in edamame make them good for humans to consume. Edamame are immature soybeans eaten on their own as snacks or mixed into other recipes. Immaturity makes them s... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Edamame is a soy product, and according to Authority Nutrition, it must be cooked before it can be eaten safely because raw soy is poisonous. More » Food Food Facts
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