| This batch started flowering on
July 1st - first harvest was thus 6
weeks later. This variety produces approximately 20 pods (weighing 60
grams) per plant.
We sell edamame 'on the stem' to maintain freshness, flavor, and quality. Only the leaves are trimmed off.
On 1st September the first Edamame 'GF' was harvested - 14 weeks after sowing and 6 weeks after flowering - and the taste compared with the earlier variety 'RH'. We found it sweeter, truly delicious and definitely the better of the two. Pods on 'GF' are more in number and higher off the ground.
|Edamame Pod 18 weeks after sowing||Edamame harvested - over 60 pods!|
| Edamame contains much lower
levels of trypsin (a protein-digesting enzyme secreted by the pancreas)
and phytic acid (which reduces availabilty of phosphorous, protein,
calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron) than field-dried or grain soybeans.
Cooking for 3 minutes inactivates 95% of these anti-nutritional
We took 25 of our freshly-harvested pods and found they weighed 88 grams (500g = 142 pods).
|Edamame raw open pod||Edamame cooked and ready to eat|