What is Edamame?

edamame-beansEdamame (pronounced ed-ah-mah-me) are young soybeans. They are available in the Pod – Whole (Edamame) or Shelled (Soybean). Asian cultures have been eating Edamame for centuries. In Japanese eda means “twig” and mame means “bean”. Edamame refers to young soybeans cropped with their twig or beans on the branch.

Edamame has become very popular in North America due to the consumers awareness of the goodness of soy products. Edamame is often endorsed by key celebrities such as Oprah, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, due to their health benefits and ease in preparation.

Nature’s Classic Edamame Pods are great as an appetizer or healthy snack. They are ready in under 3 minutes by microwaving them in our convenient steam bag packaging. To consume, the soybean is squeezed from the pod using your fingers and or mouth. The pods themselves are not edible.

Shelled Edamame (soybeans) are also great as an appetizer or healthy snack and have numerous other applications. They can be used in salads (cold or hot), as a vegetable side dish, stir fry, as a spread, dip, or as a garnish. Let your imagination run wild. See our recipe section for more ideas.

Superior Grade of Soybean

fieldsFrom field to table, Nature’s Classic premium quality young soybeans have been carefully processed by hand: no mechanical planting, harvesting or trimming methods are used. They are individually quick frozen within hours of picking to lock in freshness and flavor. No preservatives, artificial flavors or colors are needed or added.

At Nature’s Classic only Premium Quality Grade Edamame are acceptable – best in taste, color, texture and size. Our pods have a higher bean to pod ratio making them more appealing and a better value for you the consumer. Nature’s Classic young soybeans are planted, grown and harvested under the best conditions possible. This allows for an appealing natural green color, with excellent texture and flavor profile. We only pick the best young Soybean Pods at their peak of flavor perfection. Compare and see for yourself. They are rich in protein and highly nutritious. Soy protein from Nature’s Classic is considered a complete protein because it contains all 8 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.

Edamame is also high in fiber, cholesterol, wheat and gluten free, and naturally low in Carbs. One ½ cup serving of the beans is only 5 net effective carbs.

All of our Nature’s Classic® Edamame products are Vegan and NON-GMO Premium Soybeans. Find out where to buy Nature’s Classic Edamame.

Non GMO. What does that mean?

Non-GMO indicates that we do not use genetically altered soybean seeds, nor do we modified the structure of the bean at any point in our research, development and production process. Genetically modified fruits and vegetables are bioengineered in order to create seeds and plants that are resistant to insects and disease, simplify weed control and extend shelf life. Currently, there is not enough published research on the long-term effects of GMOs. Learn more about GMO.


Nature’s Classic Edamame is Available in the Following Formats

Edamame Pods

Organic Edamame

Shelled Edamame

Edamame Nutrition Facts