Health Living – Edamame or Soy Beans

In the previous Healthy Living article we saw the benefits of Flax seed. I hope you all have incorporated flax seed in your daily food. Read the article here:

Today, lets see the benefits of Edamame or Soy Beans. When I first heard the name, I couldn’t even pronounce it. I wasn’t sure how it tastes, and was not ready to try the same. However, I brought a small packet from the grocery store, and it tasted for me at least just like our peas.



Where to Buy: Edamame is available in many food stores in the US. I have brought them from stores like Giant, Trader Joes and Costco. You can buy edmame beans or in pods.

Health Benefits: Here are some benefits of eating Edamame:

  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Reduces your risk of cancer
  • Hardens the arteries
  • Increases the production of red blood cells
  • Will help you increase your fiber intake. Fiber  helps lower cholesterol, which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease.

How to use: So, now coming to the point how to use them in our daily cooking.

  • Individual packets with edamame in pods are available in Costco. It costs around $10. We buy it every time we make a trip to Costco. Microwave the packets, open the pods and eat the beans. Very tasty.
  • Frozen Edamame can be used in any item you use peas. I use them in Upma, Sagu, Bisibele bath, Sambar, Vegetable Bath and so on.
  • Below is a picture of two healthy food items combined, Flax seed chapathi and Edmamae Sagu.

Edamame Sagu and Flax Seed Chapathi:


So, what are you waiting for? Rush to your nearest store and buy Edamame and use them in your daily food intake. Enjoy and stay healthy.

P.S:  If you are taking any medication for any ailments from a Doctor, please make sure to talk to your Doctor before you start using Edamame. My family is not on any prescription medication and so I just started using Edamame once or twice a week.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bhavana on March 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    where do we get Edamame in Bangalore?


  2. Posted by santhosh on March 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

    i love to work in us please let me know if any opportunities are there i have done my MBA and have lots of dreams and goals in my life to acheive that i need to earn a lot please le me know. om shree raghavendraya namah


  3. Posted by viji on March 29, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Dear Meera, pl. give the receipe for Madhwa type Gojju, sagu and Hyagriva which is prepared on Madwa navami day


    • Posted by meeraghu on March 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

      All are posted long time back. Check the Authentic Madhwa Recies or Vegetarian Food Page on the right hand side.


  4. Posted by Pradep on August 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Where do you get edamame in Bangalore? Which store?


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