100g = 173 calories, 6g fibre, 16g protein, 1.3g saturated fat
THE BENEFITS Soybeans are known for being a potent source of protein – on a par with meat – so they’re often processed into other foods, like milk, tofu or miso soup. They can also be eaten fresh from the pod, when they’re known as edamame beans. ‘Like kidney beans, soybeans also contain a natural toxin, which is destroyed through proper preparation and cooking, so follow instructions carefully when preparing them at home,’ says Bond.
HOW TO EAT THEM Eat them from the pod, sprinkled with sea salt.