Edamame was first recorded by a Buddhist monk after it was received as a gift in 1275 from a follower and continues to be a favorite health food of the Japanese. Edamame means “branch bean” because people would boil it on the branch and is packed with 12 grams of protein, high in Vitamin A, lowers toxicity and has a nutty flavor. You can enjoy edamame steamed in soups, sauté the shells and add it to salads. Not everyone can consume soy so check out the benefits of kale.
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