This edamame and gout page features a little background information about edamame. Mainly, I wrote it to provide a gout food recipe that should help you improve your gout diet.
Edamame beans are a type of soy beans. As such, there is evidence to suggest they are good for gout. Specific advice about edamame as a good gout food is limited. However, if you search GoutPal for edamame information, you will find related studies that suggest these beans can help with inflammation and uric acid control. I am still researching this topic, and waiting for new information as we learn more about the health promoting compounds contained in soy beans.
Soy beans are a useful alternative source of protein for gout sufferers who eat too much meat. I don’t expect people to adopt a vegetarian diet, but most gout sufferers will benefit from some switching from animal protein to dairy and vegetable sources. I think it is best to make changes gradually, as this is most likely to stick. Therefore, start by switching from meat once a month, then increase that until you reduce meat consumption to safe levels.
Edamame and Gout Recipe
This simple, but tasty recipe replaces animal protein with soy protein from edamame beans. The recipe comes from The Enlightened Kitchen by Marie Oser.
Vegetable Medley with Edamame Recipe
Rich in health-supporting soy protein and fiber, this delicious medley is an interesting fusion of complementary texture, color, and flavor.
Vegetable Medley with Edamame Ingredients
|1 16oz pack shelled edemama||2 cups baby-cut carrots, sliced lengthwise|
|2 teaspoons olive oil||2 baby portobello mushrooms (about 2 ounces)|
|⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper||2 medium tomatoes, diced|
|1 tablespoon dried minced garlic||½ cup dry vermouth|
|1 medium red onion chopped||2 tablespoons tamari|
|¼ cup red bell pepper cut into
|3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped|
|3 medium unpeeled Yellow Finn or
Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
|1 teaspoon dried thyme|
Vegetable Medley with Edamame Method
If edamame is frozen, cook according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
In an electric frying pan, or Dutch oven, heat oil, crushed red pepper, and garlic over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
Add onion and bell pepper, and cook for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes and carrots and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
Add edamame, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 8 minutes.
Add vermouth, tamari, chives, and thyme, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
Edamame and Gout Next Steps
Try a few simple improvements each week, and soon you’ll be eating healthy, but enjoying your gout food.
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