Edamame: Soybeans fresh from the garden

Fabian von Beesten
Posted: 11.02.2022
For centuries, soy was used exclusively for direct human nutrition. Tofu, miso, tempeh, natto and many other traditional soy dishes form an elementary part of far-eastern cuisine. Another particularly healthy and tasty soy dish is edamame: green soy pods, freshly harvested and briefly cooked in salt water. Edamame is served as a snack in the pod with a cold drink or used in various recipes as a fresh bean vegetable in the kitchen. Known in the USA for some time, green soybeans are also becoming increasingly popular in this country. Up to now, demand has been met mainly with frozen goods from China and Taiwan. The potential for cultivation in Germany is great, but cultivation is still in its infancy. This Taifun Soy Info informs about the use, variety choice and the local production potential in Europe.



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Authors: Fabian von Beesten
Acknowledgement: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag within the framework of the BMEL Protein Plant Strategy. Legumes Translated has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innnovation programme under grant agreement No. 817634.

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