How do I count that?

During the business portion of my trip to California last month I tried a few new foods.  One of the ones I tried and really liked was edamame!  I liked it enough that I actually bought some when I got home and I was anxious to cook it up and go to town!

But once I opened the bag and tried measuring a serving out, I ran into trouble.

edemame on a plateOn the label it said one serving is 1/2 cup, but it was marked with a couple of asterisks.  I followed the asterisks to a message that read “measured for the edible portion only”.

Alright, so it sounds like I am to measure the bean, not including the shells or “bean pods”.  How the heck do I do that?  This is just like shelled peanuts, which I don’t know how to count either!  Arg!

Here’s what I want to do.  I want to prepare a serving size or two, then eat.

I don’t want to prepare a bunch, then seperate the edamame from the shells, then measure the separated edamame into labeled servings, then eat.

How the heck do I measure this stuff (BEFORE cooking)?

I need some support from you kitchen heads out there…

P.S. – how cool was it that Lee Ann also mentioned edamame recently?  I took that as “a sign” that I was eating something good for me.  I didn’t even know they came unshelled!  But I find that I like splitting and seperating them as I eat.  It’s part of the experience.

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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