I’m currently saving various vegetable scraps to make veggie broth. I have a bunch of leftover edamame pods that I would normally just compost, but I’m wondering if they would work well in my broth. Would that taste okay?

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    Sometimes edamame is served heavily salted as a snack. If your pods are covered in salt I would rinse them so they don't make the stock too salty.
    – csk
    Sep 18 '20 at 4:51

I wouldn't expect them to have much effect on your broth either way. The pod shells are fairly fibrous and don't have much flavor of their own.

  • Would they at least add more fiber to a broth? Thanks!
    – Evan93
    Sep 18 '20 at 16:24
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    @Evan93 Unless you are cooking them into a pulp, no probably not. If you did cook them that far down, I highly doubt it would make for a tasty broth, probably quite the opposite. Things like these pod shells are far better used in compost, to make your garden soil more fertile. If you don't have a garden, or a composter, you should simply discard.
    – SnakeDoc
    Sep 18 '20 at 23:50

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