Edamame are a young soy Bean, picked before they harden and used widely in cuisine from China, Japan, Hawaii and Korea.
On top of being really tasty and a wonderful snack or meal accompaniment they are little wonders packed full of protein, (155 grams contains 18.5g) iron, calcium and all of the essential amino acids your body needs, plus they are low in sugar and fat and calories.
They have been linked to lowering cholesterol, aiding with the menopause, reducing the risk of certain cancers and lowering the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis).
They come in their own pod/shell which is inedible, once removed they need cooking very quickly for 3-5 minutes in boiling water then just nibbled on. Or have fun with the by adding seasoning, sauces or simply sprinkling with salt.
They are becoming so popular you can find them in the frozen Isle or in the ready prepared section of most supermarkets/health stores.
The perfect snack anytime and perfect to back up an active lifestyle.