Edamame Health Option

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Edamame is fresh green soybeans that are a delicious and nutritious vegetable option which is gaining in popularity in the United States. This is in part due to the possible health benefits of consuming soy products. Grocery stores sell frozen edamame either shelled or still in the pods. If you’ve been trying to lessen the amount of meat and conventionally-produced dairy in your life, you might be interested to know that eating edamame can provide you with many of the essential nutrients that you used to get from these sources. Its benefits include being one of the only completely vegetarian sources of the nine essential amino acids that your body is unable to make on its own. Because soy beans also contain isoflavones, it’s possible that they can help to fight cancer and osteoporosis as well.

Edamame is a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, omega fatty acids and several vitamins and minerals. About 155 gm of prepared edamame contains approximately 16 gm of carbohydrate, 17 gm proteins, 8 gm fats and 8 gm dietary fiber. The same quantity of edamame also contains around 9.5 mg of vitamin C, 41.4 mcg of vitamin K, 0.3 mg thiamine (vitamin B1), 0.2 mg riboflavin (vitamin B2), 1.4 mg niacin (vitamin B3), 0.6 mg pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), 97.6 mg of calcium, 3.5 mg iron, 99.2 mg magnesium, 676 mg potassium, 262 mg phosphorus, 2.1 mg zinc and 1.6 mg manganese. Apart from these, 155 mg of edamame contains about 560 mg of omega-3 essential fatty acids and 2781 mg of omega-6 fatty acids.

” Phytoestrogens, such as those present in edamame, may help to prevent certain cancers, according to the e.hormone website hosted by the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier universities.

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