March 18, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Edamame literally translates to "twig bean," referencing the short stem attached to the pods. When the tender green beans are extracted from their pods, they do, in fact, have more uses than you can shake a twig at—snacks, salads, stir-fries, pastas, dips... the dime-sized mukimame (beans out of the pod) proffer sweet-nutty flavor, tender texture and a POW of protein (about 13 grams per serving), not to mention a good dish of dietary fiber (about 5 grams per serving).
Trader Joe's Shelled Edamame are the product of partnerships with farming communities in Southeastern Asia, where a tradition of quality of life and quality of bean are cultivated together. The region's ancient, abundant soils yield some of the best-tasting, sweet, green soybeans in the world (no exaggerating). The edamame are picked at the peak of ripeness, right before they begin to harden. Within four hours of harvest, they are cleaned, shelled, blanched and prepared for packaging. We’re selling each 12 ounce bag for $1.69—POW—find them in our freezers!
Edamame Energy Bowl — Get the recipe!