Edamame Soybean Snacks

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Edamame is the Japanese term for young green soybeans. Soybeans are higher in fat than any other bean, so enjoy this snack along with a low-fat meal to minimize your overall fat intake.

Yields: Serves 4


6 cups water

1 pound unshelled edamame

1/2 tsp salt (optional)


Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the edamame and return to a boil. Lower the heat slightly, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, until the beans are just tender. Drain and toss with the optional salt.

Transfer to a serving bowl and provide a plate for the discarded pods.

Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Soybean Snacks will keep for up to 3 days.

PER SERVING: 100 calories; 4.5 g fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 40.9% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 8.8 g protein; 7.8 g carbohydrate; 1 g sugar; 3 g fiber; 10 mg sodium; 103 mg calcium; 1.8 mg iron; 12.1 mg vitamin C; 67 mcg beta-carotene; 0 mg vitamin E

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