Edamame: Beyond Appetizer Status

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.

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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.