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Is Edamame Keto? Is It Low-Carb?

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  Published on May 14th, 2021
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is edamame keto

Did you know that edamame is actually just soybeans that haven’t fully developed? That’s right edamame are immature soybeans that are commonly found in dishes originating from East Asia. Edamame are crunchy, tasty, green veggies, but are they keto?

 

Edamame Nutrition

Per 100 grams, edamame contains 7.6g of fat (1.3g of which is saturated), 8.6g of total carbohydrates, 5g of fiber, and 12g of protein. These young soybeans also have 422mg of potassium 61mg of calcium, and 2.2mg of iron per 100g serving. [1]

 

Is Edamame Keto?

For the most part, yes! A 100g serving of edamame only has 3.6g of net carbs. Most people should be able to fit a serving or two into their ketogenic diet.

Of course, with any foods, if you have any intolerances or specific reasons you are avoiding soy, consume edamame with caution.

 

What About Soy? It’s It Bad?

There are pros and cons to soy. Research suggests that soy is nutrient-dense (packed with polyphenols), might be cardioprotective, may help regulate blood sugar, and may improve bone health. On the other hand, studies have shown that soy may affect thyroid and digestive health, contain anti-nutrients and GMOs, and have estrogen-mimicking effects. For more information on the pros and cons of soy, check out our full article here.

 

Do You Enjoy Edamame on Keto?

What are your favorite ways to incorporate edamame into your keto lifestyle? Comment below and share with the community!

References

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Edamame, Cooked. NutritionValue.Org.

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