Monday, December 15, 2008

Edamames - Soybeans

What's one of the most popular appetizers in a Japanese restaurant? EDAMAME! People might think....beans as an appetizer?? Hmm...but once you give them a try, you'd like it too! Edamames are so nutritious, especially for vegetarians. They are high in protein, fiber, and other vitamins/minerals. It also serves as a healthy snack too!

Here's a quick stat:

Here's what you'll find in a half-cup serving of shelled edamame (or 1 1/8 cup edamame in the pods):
120 calories
9 grams fiber
2.5 grams fat
1.5 grams polyunsaturated fat (0.3 grams plant omega-3 fatty acids)
0.5 gram monounsaturated fat
11 grams protein
13 grams carbohydrate
15 mg sodium
10% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
10% Daily Value for iron
8% Daily Value for vitamin A
4% Daily Value for calcium


Anonymous said...

mmm i was on a huge edamame kick over the summer - i need to have it again!

Gar said...

Thanks for checking my post again. :)
I think edamames are so much better than cocktail peanuts, right? :) Love your chili dinner! Try black beans next time. Just as great! :)

SkippyMom said...

These are so nummy in Bento! with a lil' favorite dip...mmmm