- Dietary protein – provides essential amino acids
- Polyunsaturated fats – lower cholesterols levels; reduce risk of stroke
- Iron – helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails
- Isoflavones – lower the risk of osteoporosis
Edamame is most often sold frozen. If you are looking for fresh beans, choose the ones that look crisp, freshly picked, unblemished.
Edamame is best to be cooked and eaten shortly after picking. But they will keep for a few days in the refrigerator crisper packed in a perforated bag.