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Edamame or edamame bean is a preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, found in the cuisine of China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii. The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. In Japan, it is usually blanched in 4% salt water and not served with salt.
Outside East Asia, the dish is most often found in Japanese restaurants, some Chinese restaurants, and health food restaurants. In the United States it is sold packaged in frozen sections of grocery stores, in cans, or fresh in the produce sections of health food stores.
Possible health benefits of consuming edamame
The isoflavones (a type of compound called phytoestrogens) in soy foods have been linked to a decreased risk for osteoporosis, while the calcium and magnesium in soy may help to lessen PMS symptoms, regulate blood sugar and prevent migraine headaches. Soy-food consumption has been associated with a lower risk of several specific age and lifestyle-related conditions and improving overall general health.
- Age-related brain diseases
- Cardiovascular disease
- Breast and prostate cancer
- Energy levels
Edamame is a young soybean that has been harvested before the beans have had a chance to harden.
Recipe from our chef
How we prepare the Edamame at Matsuri Curaçao Restaurant:
In Matsuri Curaçao we serve the Edamame in a very particular way, we heat the water till it boil so they are tender and easily digested, We strain the water and sea salt mixed with fresh lemon juice freshly squeezed.
In this way Matsuri Curaçao bring the Edamame in a non traditional manner with the intention of highlight flavors.
As recommendation to eat some good Edamame y delight a good plate, the secret is on the temperature at which you heat the water, The hotter the better...