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Soybeans are best when fresh

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2012

~~<p>Soybeans, or edamame, with their characteristic fuzzy pods and bright green color, are a delicious snack food. They are easy to eat and digest, high in protein and fiber and readily available in the freezer case. But here's the challenge: Look for some island-grown soybeans and discover the taste difference.</p>
<p>Fresh soybeans are remarkably flavorful in comparison to their bland, frozen counterparts. Fresh ones might not look as pretty because some varieties are yellowish green rather than bright green, or smaller in size than those grown elsewhere. But fresh soybeans are guaranteed to taste better.</p>
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Soybeans, or edamame, with their characteristic fuzzy pods and bright green color, are a delicious snack food. They are easy to eat and digest, high in protein and fiber and readily available in the freezer case. But here's the challenge: Look for some island-grown soybeans and discover the taste difference.

Fresh soybeans are remarkably flavorful in comparison to their bland, frozen counterparts. Fresh ones might not look as pretty because some varieties are yellowish green rather than bright green, or smaller in size than those grown elsewhere. But fresh soybeans are guaranteed to taste better. Login for more...



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