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North Carolina Edamame

North Carolina EdamameEdamame is a green vegetable soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening just before it reaches the hardened time. The word Edamame means, "Beans on Branches".

To retain the freshness and natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. In the east, Asian soybean has been used over two thousand years as a major protein food. Edamame is consumed as a snack, as a vegetable, an addition to soups or processed into sweets. As a snack, the pods are lightly boiled in salted water; then the seeds are pushed directly from the pods into the mouth with the fingers.

North Carolina Edamame Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Edamame

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling

Optimum Temp ºF


Optimum Humidity %


Normal Storage Life

7-14 days


Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125