Soybean first found in Asia 3,500 years ago. There are two varieties i.e. white soybean (Glycine max) which is mostly used as the basic ingredients of tofu, tempe, crackers, soybean milk, etc., and black soybean (Glycine soja) that is usually used for ketchup.
Edamame is healthy nutritious vegetable snack. It is tasty in sweet nutty flavor. Edamame is classified as grain soybean species, Glycine max with larger seed, sweeter flavor, smoother texture and better digestibility.
The United States Department of Agriculture states that edamame beans are “edible fresh soybean and well known as nutritious snack”.
Edamame and soybeans kinds are rich in nutrition which contain carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acid and micro-nutrients, particularly folic acid, manganese and vitamin K. Edamame beans also contain higher level of abscission acid, sucrose and protein than other kind of soybean. It might also contain carotids.
Bariball Agriculture grow and manufacture frozen IQF edamame in a aluminium packaging of 400gr each with the following specification
• Number of pods per 500gr: max 170pods
• No pod with one bean (no single bean)
• Original flavor of edamame
• Typical/standard edamame green color
• Similar/standard size of pods
• Brix >= 9, (Salt Long Blanching Salinity 0.8-1,2)
• No worm in pod
• No stain/rust
• No broken pod
• Standard immaturity (not over)
• Dark L=22mm, P=2mm, dark spot 1 per pod, and max 2 per pod 500gr
• Inferiority rate max 5%
Here’s what you’ll find in a half-cup serving of shelled edamame (or 1 1/8 cup edamame in the pods):
• 120 calories
• 9 grams fiber
• 2.5 grams fat
• 1.5 grams polyunsaturated fat (0.3 grams plant omega-3 fatty acids)
• 0.5 gram monounsaturated fat
• 11 grams protein
• 13 grams carbohydrate
• 15 mg sodium
• 10% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
• 10% Daily Value for iron
• 8% Daily Value for vitamin A
• 4% Daily Value for calcium
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