info: Edamame are baby soybeans left in the pod. Rich in protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber.
storage: Wrap in a loose dampened paper towel and refrigerate. Best flavor is within 24 hours, but they will keep for up to 5 days.
preparation: Wash well in cold water.
Traditionally in Japanese culture, edamame are lightly boiled in salted water – 2-5 minutes. The beans are then squeezed out of the pods and eaten.
from History of Edamame
1275 July 26 – The word “edamamé” first appears in Japan when the well-known Buddhist saint Nichiren Shônin writes a note thanking a parishioner for the edamamé he left at the temple. …read more