The edamame are immature soy beans in their pod. They can be eaten boiled or steamed, added to salads or soups. The edamame soybeans are an important source of proteins but also of fiber, useful for the proper functioning of the intestine, and antioxidants against aging processes. In addition to this, thanks to the presence of phytoestrogens, the isoflavones, completely vegetable substances that mimic the action of estrogens produced by the body and able to take their place, edamame are helpful to alleviate the hot flashes in menopause and can have a role in prevention of hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast and prostate cancers, and heart disease, since they help to lower blood pressure. These soybeans contribute to the control of the cholesterol, they contain folic acid, important for the protection and development of the fetus during pregnancy, vitamins, especially C and E, and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Finally, edamame contain substances helpful to reduce the painful symptoms in cases of arthritis and rheumatism.
Vitamins and mineral salts, source of fibers for the proper functioning of the intestine and for an action against constipation, antioxidants, phytoestrogens useful to control hot flashes and other issues related to menopause, aid for the protection of the cardiovascular system because the edamame soybeans are helpful to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, a source of anti-inflammatory substances helpful in case of arthritis and rheumatism.