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Ed-A-Mame, Edamame

Edamame are immature soybeans. 
Their pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. The pod itself isn’t eaten but once cooked the little green pea-like beans pop out easily and are absolutely delicious. 

They’re great as a snack or with a salad or warmed in a stirfry. 
You can find them dried too, added to dried fruit they add a nut-like crunch to trail mixes. 
They’re low in calories, about 122 per 100 grams. 
Part of the legume family they’re perfect as a filling light meal & can be found fresh in your sushi section of Woolworths or in the frozen vegetables area.  Definitely give this lesser known vegetable a shot.

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