Midori Giant, Edamame Bean (Organic) (Glycine max) is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is cultivated primarily for its young, green pods, which are consumed as a popular and nutritious food. "Midori Giant" is a specific cultivar or variety of Edamame Bean known for its large pod size and organic cultivation.
Plant Description: Glycine max is an annual plant that can reach a height of about 0.5-1.5 meters (1.6-4.9 feet). It has a bushy growth habit with multiple stems arising from a central point. The plant has trifoliate leaves, meaning each leaf consists of three leaflets.
Pods and Beans: The pods of Glycine max are green and slightly hairy. "Midori Giant" is specifically known for its larger pod size compared to other Edamame varieties. Inside the pods, there are usually two to three small, green beans, each encased in a thin protective membrane. These beans are the part that is typically consumed.
Nutritional Value: Edamame Beans are highly valued for their nutritional content. They are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins (such as folate and vitamin K), and minerals (including iron and magnesium). They are also known for being low in fat.
Culinary Use: Edamame Beans are most commonly boiled or steamed in their pods and then lightly salted. The beans are removed from the pods and eaten as a snack or used as an ingredient in various dishes, including salads, stir-fries, and soups. They have a mild, nutty flavor and a firm texture.
Organic cultivation refers to the farming method that avoids the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic farming practices prioritize soil health, biodiversity, and environmental sustainability.
"Midori Giant" is a specific cultivar of Edamame Bean that has been selected for its larger pod size. It is grown using organic methods to meet the standards of organic agriculture.