Edamame Seed Info

Fresh Vegetables, Active Lifestyles and Soyfoods All Begin in the Garden


            Ankeny, Iowa—Plant the seeds for a healthful summer with garden fruits and vegetables to complement your favorite soyfoods.  The Soyfoods Council offers fresh ideas for pairing homegrown produce with the plant-based protein of soyfoods including tofu, soy yogurt and soymilk.  The health benefits you’ll realize from the exercise of gardening are just the beginning. You’ll also be preparing to enjoy a harvest of fresh vegetables right out of your own garden.  Soyfoods make it easy to pair protein with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

            While you’re out there preparing the soil for your garden, consider planting your own edamame this year. Order a ¼-pound ($5.13), ½-pound ($8.39) or one-pound quantity ($16.78) of edamame seeds and all proceeds will benefit the Soy for Life Foundation. To purchase edamame seeds, send your mailing address and a check to Flavorful Insight, 1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023, or call 866-431-9814.

            If your garden includes berries, the entire family will appreciate fruit smoothie recipes from the Soyfoods Council. For instance, the Mixed Berry Smoothie features strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and banana. Fresh berries are combined with soy yogurt and soymilk for breakfast or a snack in a glass.

            Make the most of crisp raw vegetables such as radishes and baby carrots with an easy-to-prepare dip. The kid-friendly soy-based Ranch Dressing is a blend of ranch seasoning mix, silken tofu, unsweetened soymilk and a splash of red wine vinegar.  This simple dressing also complements salad greens from the garden.

            For more dip and salad dressing recipes—including creamy herb dressing made with silken tofu—visit The Soyfoods Council website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com. To learn more about The Soy for Life Foundation and its mission to provide information and resources for incorporating the benefits of soy into healthy and enjoyable lifestyles, visit the website at www.soyforlifefoundation.com.