For many of us edamame are a little something to nibble on while we are waiting for our real food to be served. Would you be surprised if someone said to you that there is more healthy nutrition in those edamame (young soybeans) than there probably might be in the rest of your meal.
Edamame are an excellent source of protein. For example, one cup of the beans has about 20 grams of protein. This compares to about 3 ounces of fish or meat. The soy bean is also a complete protean source containing all of the essential amino acids.
Soybeans are also high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium and magnesium. They are really the perfect snack.