Other names: vegetable soybean, green soybean, Mao Dou, hairy bean, Maodou, Mukimame.
Edamame is a immature soybean. People harvest edamame pods before they fully ripen. Edamame beans are naturally gluten free and low in calories, contain no cholesterol, and rich in protein. Pods can be boiled in water, steamed, or microwaved.