Amazing Benefits in Small Bites
How could a small saucer of immature soybeans cooked and served inside their pods be an awesome plant-based protein source?
Edamame is an excellent source of many nutrients and antioxidants. Because of these, the unassuming soybeans pack a lot of health benefits and is a great food to include in your diet.
- It’s a great protein source. One cup of edamame has 14 grams of protein – excellent energy source, especially for vegans. It’s higher in protein than chickpeas, lentils, or black beans.
- It has all nine essential amino acids, like leucine, lysine, threonine, tryptophan, etc.; a complete protein source, versus sources like grains, nuts, and seeds.
- It’s a good source of fiber. One cup has six grams of fiber, which is a fourth of the recommended daily intake.
- It’s a great source of folate. Folate is linked to lowering the risk of heart disease and strokes while also supporting hair and nail growth.
- It has calcium, which is for bone health, and vitamin K which helps regulate calcium levels.
- It is full of magnesium. One cup has 72 milligrams of magnesium, which could help you sleep better and also help relieve workout-related leg cramps.
Appetizing with Edamame in Issaquah
So when you drop by Aji Sushi in Issaquah, don’t forget to enjoy our delicious and nutrient-packed edamame soybeans. It’s great to go with sushi and other meals.