Quinoa and Green Soybean Snacks
Edamame is sometimes referred to as beer bean, green soybean and vegetable soybean, requires high temperature and at minimum, a 65-day growing season in order to produce edible beans. There are many cultivars that can be grown in international conditions. These Edamame varieties are suitable for American gardens:
“BSH20.” These beans can be frozen throughout the year and are great to make fresh edamame beans in the summer. They can reach an average height of ten to twenty-two inches, and an average weight of eleven pounds. They grow yellow flowers. Another variety is “BSH Tomorrow’s Delight” which is a well-loved green soybean variety.
“BSH Tomorrow’s Fruits” is a special American-made fruit which was harvested in April. It has 21 cultivars that include 11 sweet red beans and three black beans. This variety is also available in canned form. The canned form of “BSH Tomorrow’s Fruits” contains twenty-one different cultivar s and includes two sours and three mixtures of sweet red and black beans. It also contains sea salt and calcium chloride.
Green Soybean Soybeans that are grown in Japan and China are now being introduced to the United States and in recent times have been extremely popular. Soybeans that are this type are sold as “organic” but some sell for less than “natural” because they are harvested without the use of a commercial herbicide. One of the most popular varieties of soybeans is edamame. It is made from soybeans that were washed and then soaked in a hot bath. It is high-protein and low in fat and sodium and has a pleasant flavor.
The National Soybean Board sells edamame in two sizes: small and large. I couldn’t find any information on the diet recommendations for edamame in the United States. According to the information I’ve read, it seems safe that edamame’s rich levels of minerals and protein are safe for consumption on a regular basis. I advise anyone who has difficulty digesting regular soy protein , to consume large amounts of edamame in order to overcome the difficulty in digesting regular soy protein. People who are allergic to certain foods may need to reduce their consumption of soy.
A fascinating discovery is that edamame contains phytoestrogens. This is a kind of estrogen. Studies have shown that estrogens can boost the growth of breast cancer cells. This could be a problem for women who are concerned about their health. I don’t have enough information about phytoestrogens to determine whether they interact with other hormones, like testosterone. This could be an area of research that is worth further investigation. My knowledge of soy protein and its ability to boost energy, makes it obvious that I should include extra edamame in my diet.
There are other legumes that are grown in the United States that are as tall as corn but less than the size of a bean. These beans are sold at Asian markets in my area and in health food stores. They are offered as long beans or Edamame that has been wet canned. I didn’t get any information about the nutritional value of the beans other beyond the fact that they were high in protein and low in fats.
If you’re thinking about adding edamame to your diet for added protein, try to eat it raw. It is possible to eat some of it raw if you purchase it already prepared. To make it more enjoyable, add some soy sauce, some radishes or lettuce. It is a great source of vitamin B-12 as well as iron. The beans are high in fiber and protein, and are low in fats. This snack will satisfy your hunger and keep you fuller longer.