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.

edamame

edmame-in-pod

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:

edamame-sagu

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.

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8 responses to this post.

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

    where do we get Edamame in Bangalore?

    Reply

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  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

    Reply

    • 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.

      Reply

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

    Where do you get edamame in Bangalore? Which store?

    Reply

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