Edamame was documented for the first time in 1275 by Nichiren, a Japanese monk. He wrote a letter thanking one of his people on this plant as a prize. Since then, was growing popular in Japan and parts of East Asia. In 2008, for the first time sold in Europe.
At the beginning of its spread in Europe, it was introduced as an alternative protein. Since 2008 until now, edamame sales continue to grow rapidly.
Edamame often dubbed as the “powerhouse of nutrition”. Behind its popularity, save some side effects. The same as other types of soy, has high levels of phytoestrogens. Excessive consumption of phytoestrogens can cause endometriosis, uterine fibroid s, breast cancer, low libido, to infertility.
Another element is phytates. High phytates diet is seen by many scientists as the highest contributor to the mineral deficiencies in various countries. This plant also contains goitrogens, playing a role as a suppressor of the thyroid. The next compound is genistein. The genistein is able to reduce the ability of sperm to swim into the egg cell, in other words is able to interfere with fertility.
If you think you already know all the harmful substances contained in edamame then you are wrong. Also contains trypsin, a sort of compound that can inhibit protein digestion. On top of that, 93% of soy, including edamame has undergone a process of genetic modification and contamination by pesticides.
Therefore avoid edamame since now!