Endamame

Endamame:
It has been said that these are the beans that Jack used to grow his super sized bean stalk that got him in trouble with the big bad giant. Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.  Don’t worry I’m not going to tell you a fairy tale. I am just going to tell you about this once rare treat that is now readily available for all of us to enjoy!

The soy bean is considered the new wonder veggie because they are loaded with plant-based estrogen’s called isoflavones, as well as vitamin C, iron, and calcium. Research indicates that soy protein lowers “bad” cholesterol, but not the “good” cholesterol. Some experts believe soy  foods are one reason why women in Asia-who eat a soy rich diet-have lower rates of breast cancer, heart disease, and menopausal symptoms compared with women in the United States.

Because soy beans are inexpensive and nutrition-packed, they are used to produce a wide variety of products including: miso, soybean oil, soy cheese, soy flour, soy milk, soy nuts, soy sauce and tofu, just to name a few. Green soybeans are called by their Japanese name, endamame. They are easy to digest, and extremely high in protein, and fiber. They are available fresh in some specialty stores and Asian markets, and  available frozen in many grocery stores.

 

  • Steam for about 20 minutes add salt, pop from shell then eat
  • Stir fry with garlic, salt and chili pepper for a spicy snack
  • Remove pods from shell and deep fry..serve as a  crunchy snack

Use your imagination. Soy beans are very user friendly adaptable with many flavor combination’s.

 

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