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What is the nutritional content of edamame?

Amy Jamieson-Petonic
Nutrition & Dietetics

Edename is a shelled soybean that has a number of health benefits. When substituted for animal products, soy can help reduce heart disease and may positively impact cancer. Also soy is one of the only complete plant proteins out there, that contains all the building blocks of animal protein, but without the cholesterol and saturated fat of beef.

Julie Daniluk
Nutrition & Dietetics
1 cup of Edamame provides: 
  • Calories: 189
  • Protein: 17g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 560mg
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 2781mg
  • Calcium: 98mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Magnesium: 99mg
  • Potassium: 676mg
  • Sodium: 9mg
Edamame is fresh soybeans that have been harvested before the seed has hardened. In addition to soy's vitamins, minerals, potassium and fiber, it's the only food with a plant protein equal in protein quality to that of meat and eggs.

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