Enjoy Edamame as a healthy snack on their own or shell and add edamame to a stir fry, salad, and so much more.
Simple recipe: Bring water (6 cups for 2 cups of edamame) and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 5 minutes until edamame are tender and easily release from their pod. Drain thoroughly and toss generously with a coarse finishing salt like kosher salt or fleur de sel. Serve warm or cold.
Edamame is a specialty soybean harvested as a green vegetable when the seeds are immature and have expanded to fill 80 to 90 percent of the pod. Edamame is naturally gluten-free, low in calories, contains no cholesterol, and is an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber. Edamame is a great source of protein for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
You do not eat edamame shells. The reason is, they have a tough texture, are hard to chew, and are not easily digested. Take a pod and gently squeeze it with your thumbs until the bean pops out.