Do you know that edamame is an immature soybean? When they are being harvested, they are green in colour. After the pods are being harvested, they harden and becomes yellow in colour. This means that the beans have matured and are ready to be used to make soy products like tofu and soy drinks.
Unprocessed soy like edamame is a good source of dietary fibre that many Singaporeans are lacking in their diet. On top of that, soy consists of antioxidants that contribute many health benefits.
In addition, soy consists of healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fat which is good for heart health. Also, soy contains calcium and iron.
Include tempeh or miso, and your gut would thank you! Fermented soy contains good bacteria that helps with digestion and gut health.