Edamame is a young soybean which is harvested before beans become hard. People in Asia are particularly in love with the product which can be found raw, baked, mixed or frozen. No matter how you eat the treat, it tastes great, and your dog may give you a little push to share the yummy dish with him.
Edamame is mostly safe and beneficial for a dog’s health as half a cup of the shelled product includes:
- 11 grams of protein.
- 5 grams fat.
- 5 grams polyunsaturated fat.
- 5 grams monounsaturated fat.
- 13 grams carbohydrate.
- 15 mg sodium.
- 9 grams fiber.
- 10 percent of daily value for Vitamin C.
- 8 percent daily value of Vitamin A.
- 4 percent of daily value for calcium.
- 10 percent daily value for Iron.
- Whole calories-120.
The product is rich in vitamins and minerals and is exceptionally profitable for the dogs with health issues. Edamame is a source of polyunsaturated fats, so-called good fats that most people do not receive enough of; the fat does a good job for dogs as well.
Protein and fat are the most important elements in a dog’s diet. Dogs require fiber and protein to have energy, well-functioned digestive system, and strong-built muscles. As the product is gluten-free with low calories, it is perfect for dogs on a diet or those suffering from obesity or diabetes.
Iron provides healthy blood counts and good circulation. It is fuel for energy.
Calcium and magnum make a dog’s bones stronger and prevent bone-related difficulties.
Raw and steamed edamame is the most useful for dogs. You can feed your dog with one to five beans on a daily basis. You should remove them from their shell, give edamame a raw to a dog or steam a bit to make it softer. Make sure edamame is without salt or peppers, as the duo are dangerous for the dog’s health and their consumption may lead to poisoning.
Dog Owners Need to Know
The food is for humans primarily and feeding a dog with edamame regularly or in big portions is a bad idea. Your dog should have access to the meal occasionally. Ignoring the tip may cause upset stomach in dogs, diarrhea and some other health complications.
Every new food, especially the human diet, should be given in small amounts to a dog and an owner should observe how his pet reacts to the food. If the reaction is not favorable, one should suspend giving the food. If a dog liked the product and he did not have health complications, dosage can be gradually increased to the recommended level.
You need to consult with your vet which is an appropriate serving size of edamame for your dog.