Healthy Edamame High Protein Snack

 

Edamame is a healthy natural soy snack from Japanese origin. Edamame are in fact boiled green soy beans, but don't let this put you off as these beans are amazing with a sprinkling of garlic or chili salt. These beans are a great snack option or appetizer before any meal.

Natural green soy beans have many benefits being high in protein, omega 3 fatty-acids and 6 fatty-acids nutrients content make them an ideal muscle building health snack food. Some more added bonuses from Edamame are;

Nutritional value

per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 448 kJ (107 kcal)
Carbohydrates 12 g
Sugars 3 g
Dietary fiber 6 g
Fat 6 g
Protein 12 g

Vitamins

Thiamine vitamin B1 - 0.2 mg (17%)
Riboflavin vitamin B2 - 0.3 mg (25%)
Niacin vitamin  B3 - 1.1 mg (7%)
Pantothenic acid vitamin B5 - 0.6 mg (12%)
Vitamin B6 - 0.2 mg (15%)
Vitamin C - 11.4 mg (14%)
Vitamin K  - 37mg  (35%)

Minerals

Calcium - 71 mg (7%)
Iron - 2.5 mg (19%)
Magnesium - 72 mg (20%)
Manganese - 1.2 mg (57%)
Phosphorus - 190 mg (27%)
Potassium - 569 mg (12%)
Zinc - 1.6 mg (17%)

The information from the nutrient details above were gathered from - The National Agricultural Library http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/

The nutritional value shows us that the carbohydrate and protein levels are equal. This means that the edamame (green soy bean) will provide the body with a good amount of energy whilst also delivering essential protein for muscular recovery.

 

 

 

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