Edamame beans are one of the last frenzies in the world of nutrition. In North America, beans have become increasingly popular. While in Asia, edamame beans have been recognized for thousands of years for their benefits.
The edamame bean is a member of the soybean family. Unlike a regular soy bean which needs to be processed prior to consumption, the edamame bean can be served fresh, as a vegetable or cooked.
Nutritionally, edamame beans are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates (the good ones). The beans also contain various amino acids, while being low in both fats and sugars.
The Benefits of Edamame Beans
As the beans are high in antioxidants, research shows that they are great for maintaining healthy skin as well as repairing skin. These antioxidants, along with the other nutrients in the bean, can help strengthen the immune system.
The phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin E, which are found in edamame beans are all necessary for our bone health. These vitamins and minerals are essential for maintaining our bone density.
The consumption of edamame beans can also help with weight management. These beans are one of the best snacks because they contain a lot of protein and are low in calories. The fiber they contain is not only good for our digestive system, but also helps maintain cholesterol levels, potentially reducing heart risks.
Several studies claim that edamame beans can reduce or stop enlargement of tumors, improve lung function and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by helping to control blood sugar levels.
At Sushi Shop, we have incorporated the edamame beans to vegetarian options like our Veggie Sushi Burrito or Poke Bowl. We also offer the edamame beans on its own as an appetizer for a great healthy choice.