These good-for-you green beans are here to stay
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Nutritious, delicious, and surprisingly versatile, young green soybeans (better known as edamame) have gone from Asian restaurant appetizer to healthful home-cooking favorite. In the past seven years, sales of frozen edamame have grown at a rate of approximately 14 percent a year, according Linda Funk, executive director of The Soyfoods Council. Rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, the plump beans are delectable in everything from tasty dips to hearty sliders.
1/2 cup cooked shelled edamame contains the following:
8.4 g protein
4 g fiber
1.8 g iron
50 mg magnesium
Black Bean and Edamame Sliders
Broccoli-Edamame Soup with Jumbo Goat Cheese Croutons
Purple Cabbage Salad with Edamame, Golden Raisins, and Smoked Almonds