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Edamame (Glycine Max):
A Japanese vegetable, often known as Green Soybean, and now sometimes found here. The pods resemble very mature peas. The enclosed beans are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids (in this case Linolenic Acid), and also contain all the essential amino acids. In Japan, the pods are boiled in salted water, and the beans squeezed directly into the mouth. But they can also be previously shelled, and treated in the style of peas.