Ankeny, Iowa, April 19, 2012— Today’s consumers are increasingly interested in broadening their culinary experience with more global ingredients and healthful choices. That goes for school kids, too, who are acquiring more educated palates thanks to school food service programs. Beginning April 24, students in grades K-12 in the Ankeny Community School District will be introduced to Edamame (fresh green soybeans) as a vegetable choice on their school menus. Edamame, steamed in the pod or shelled, are a traditional Japanese snack. The recipe that will be offered to students in the Ankeny Schools is Edamame Succotash, a colorful side dish featuring corn and bell peppers….
If you’ve just made a New Year’s resolution to eat more healthfully in 2012, The Soyfoods Council can help. Soyfoods offer protein, and may help protect against heart disease. They’re low in saturated fat, high in polyunsaturated fat and provide essential omega-3 fatty acids. And yes, they have a direct cholesterol-lowering effect and contain isoflavones that may directly improve the health of the arteries as well. But that’s not why you’ll want to include them in your diet this year. Simply put, they fit your active lifestyle. Soyfoods are convenient and versatile ingredients….