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Sunday, January 24, 2010

My New Snack

My family and childhood friends are definitely going to laugh out loud, but I've discover how much I like soybeans.

I'm sorry, the chic term is edamame.



Per 100 grams....

Calories 125.0
Protein 12.1
Carbohydrates 13.1
Fat 3.6
Ash 1.7
Calcium 9.3
Phosphorus 180.0
Iron 2.7
Sodium 5.0
Vitamin A 130.0
Vitamin U1 0.31
Vitamin C 40.0

Had them at dinner with Geeky Lay. Wow they were fabulously tasty.

Too many carbs really...but....if I have to snack on something, better it be this than a loaf of bread.

Taken from Wiki:
"Edamame also contains protein, which further helps stabilize blood sugar, and omega-3 fatty acids. In some circumstances, this can also result in a laxative effect. This is a popular traditional remedy in regions of Asia, where it is known as Bhatamas.

Edamame beans contain higher levels of abscisic acid (a plant hormone), sucrose, protein than other types of soybean. They also contain a high source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium."

Well, I hope I don't eat too many and have that laxative effect.

7 comments:

Donna C said...

Glad to see you're branching out & trying new things!
We have edamame in the salad bar at work & I always add them in my salads or even into my wrap sandwiches. I'll have to look for them in the grocery store so I can make them at home.
And yes, I agree - better to eat this than a loaf of bread! : )

Julie said...

I'm here getting caught up on my blog reading!!! I love edamame with a little sea salt on it...yummo.

Carolina Girl said...

Edamame come to mommy! (w a little sea salt)

Maruska Morena said...

I used to buy big bags of them and steam them.. sprinkle some sea salt .. and eat them while watching tv or a movie.

Much better for you than popcorn. Even with the loads I ate, they never gave me the runs. First I've heard of that.

Soxy Deb said...

Love, Love, Love edamame! I haven't eaten much of it lately because as you know, I'm watching more fat grams then anything else and I just am not ready to use up that many fat grams for them. But soon, my little soybeans...soon.
nomnomnom

::kacy:: said...

that looks yummy! haha i love the last sentence in this post. i hope you are having a good year so far!

Flea said...

Mmm. I keep thinking I'll try them but never do. I do like roasted, salted soy nuts, though.

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