Edamame

Edamame is a dish consisting of immature soybeans still in the pod commonly served in Japan, China, Hawaii, Korea and the United States. The Japanese name literally means "twig bean," and refers to young soybeans cropped with their twigs. East Asia has used soybeans for thousands of years as rich sources of protein. The earliest known reference to the vegetable dates from 1275, when a Japanese monk wrote a note thanking a parishioner for the gift of "edamame" he had left at the temple. In the 1980s, sushi restaurants burst into popularity in the United States and, consequently, so did ed..

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