(3) Edamame vs (6) Ezekiel Bread
Mar 29, 2016
Tale of the Tape
Edamame (1 Cup): 8g Fat, 15g Carbs, 17g Protein
Ezekiel Bread (1 Slice): 0.5g Fat, 15g Carbs, 4.5g Protein
I must be honest, I do not know much about Ezekiel Bread. I've never had it, I can only go on the information I've been able to find. There are apparently different types of Ezekiel Bread, made by different companies with varying nutrition facts. They were all roughly the same though so we will just go off the numbers indicated above.
Edamame is a soy product and there have been mixed reports and evaluations on soy. That said it is one heck of a bean, that is a very solid amount of Protein, however, it does have a high amount of Fat even if it is not saturated Fat. I've often said the Protein should be double that of the Fat and Edamame falls right in line with that. The odd thing here is it would be hard to find a place in your meal for this, because all the numbers are relatively high it would be hard to find things to eat with it to balance out your meal without losing a healthy balance.
The Ezekiel Bread is surprisingly well split, it's no broccoli but it does a good job. I especially like it because often times clients struggle to get Protein and by having your "sandwich" bread have that much protein, it helps ensure you are getting enough. If you have a sandwich, your looking at 9 grams of Protein add a little turkey and your right around 20g Protein. Every meal should contain roughly 20-30g Protein**
Again both of these seem very good but I am leaning with the Ezekiel Bread due to it's flexibility and the fact there are conflicting reports as to whether we should eat soy products or not.
Verdict: (6) Ezekiel Bread defeats (3) Edamame
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