Health Benefits of Edamame

edamameEdamame has been growing more and more popular over the last several years, but what you may not know is that this soybean snack is actually very good for you.

For starters, edamame has a tremendous amount of low calorie proteins in it. In fact, for every serving of Crunchies edamame, you’re getting 13 grams of protein. That means there’s almost 40 grams in one bag! It’s also high in fiber so you’ll feel full longer. Because of this, edamame makes a great snack for vegetarian athletes.

Edamame seeds are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Expectant mothers can especially benefit from snacking on edamame due to the presence of Vitamin K, folate and folic acid which aid in the production of blood cells and proper fetal development. The anti-inflammatory properties make edamame great for those with arthritis or even asthma. Plus, antioxidants in the seeds support your immune system and rid your body of toxins.

If you’re still not convinced, there’s more. This delicious superfood offers great benefits to the heart and bones as well. Soybeans are the most common source for an organic compound called isoflavones, which not only help protect against heart disease, but they lower your cholesterol levels as well. Meanwhile, the isoflavones are also increasing your calcium intake and therefore strengthening your bones.

As healthy as edamame is, it’s even more delicious. Don’t believe us? Pick up a bag of Crunchies Edamame, Salted Edamame, or Grilled Edamame with Wild Rice. We’re sure you’ll be hooked and healthier for it!