I feel like such a fob when I go to class with (steamed) soybeans and chopsticks.
It’s super yummy so I don’t really care when you get those looks, you know?
Sometimes I play with what I season it with. So far I’ve only tried the traditional coarse salt and lemon pepper but I want to play with my entire spice rack. Maybe I’ll find a good combination I can share with you guys? That would be fun.
Here are some nutritional facts about soybeans from LiveStrong
Here are some main points (all based off one cup of soybeans):
- 189 calories
- 16.9 g of protein (important for vegetarians and vegans)
- 8.1g of fibre
- contains vitamins B, K, E, folate and choline
- 3.52mg of iron (good for people who, like me, have anemia)
- good source of potassium, phosphorus and zinc
Wondering why people didn’t eat the pods, I did a quick google search and found a variety of answers.
One source said it was because unlike sugar and snap peas, they’re really difficult to chew. However, a vast majority of other sources (you can google it yourself) only say that it’s okay to eat the pods and that it’s the most nutritious part of the soybean which is not surprising because the same goes with apples and pears and the like.
I’m going to have to eat them myself to come up with a consensus.
This is a really good snack to bring to school and the workplace because of how easy it is to make and it doesn’t require anything special to eat. You don’t even need chopstick to eat them. I use chopsticks because I like to. In case you haven’t read my past posts about chopsticks, I use them to eat dry cereal and cheetos. I am innovative bwahaha.