Edamame or Lima Beans?

  • Post by Manda Nicole
  • Dec 05, 2019

As many of you know, edamame are soybeans. People tend to eat them as a protein source. I tried them once and was surprised by how similar they were to lima beans. Obviously, I can’t eat edamame, but I can eat lima beans.

One cup of edamame has about 17g of protein. One cup of lima beans has 15g of protein. Also, Lima beans have about ⅓ more potassium and ⅛ of the fat edamame has. Now, edamame only has about 1g of saturated fat, but lima beans have about 0.2g. Lima beans are lower in magnesium, calcium and vitamin C; but they are higher in iron and vitamin B-6.

So, replace those soybeans with something you can actually eat! Make a stir fry and throw in some lima beans. Throw them in ramen, a slaw, or maybe a wrap. The possibilities are endless!

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