Edamame?

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  1. dezeeuwgoats

    dezeeuwgoats Well-Known Member

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    I was cleaning out my freezer, and found some edamame (soy beans in the pod) that is freezer burned, old enough I don't want to eat it. Can I feed as is to the pigs? :help:

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  2. Tango

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    Yes :) Gosh but such a waste for it to get freezer burned. I love edamame!!!
     

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    dezeeuwgoats Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know - my freezers weren't nearly organized enough, and it got buried for too long. Thanks for the information, Tango. I'm sure they'll be thrilled with dinner tonight!

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  4. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Now, along the same lines; the soybeans were just harvested yesterday, and there are a lot of leftover beans all over the place. I was thinking of letting my pigs range on it a little, what do you think? Will it be of any nutritional value considering they are not ground?

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  5. dezeeuwgoats

    dezeeuwgoats Well-Known Member

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    Melissa;

    Edamame isn't ground. It is whole soy beans in the pod. They aren't dried though, they are soft. That said, I don't know the answer about nutritional value.

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  6. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    You cannot feed raw soybeans to hogs. Raw soybeans contain antitrypsin, which is a growth inhibitor that affects hogs and poultry. You have to heat soybeans to 240-260 for at least 3-5 minutes before they're safe to feed to hogs.
     
  7. dezeeuwgoats

    dezeeuwgoats Well-Known Member

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    Tyusclan - well..................wish you'd have spoken up sooner! I fed them yesterday, and they are still around. Granted - it isn't their usual food, and it was only a pound or two, mixed with a lot of other things, fed to three, 100+lb porkers. Not sure if edamame is precooked - I'll have to check the bag when I buy some more! Hopefully, I'll never lose another bag to the deep, dark recesses of my freezer. Probably the last soybeans these guys will ever eat.

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  8. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    It's not deadly, it just slows their growth. No more than you fed them I'm sure they'll have no ill effect. I just for sure didn't want savinggrace to turn hers in on a field full of soybeans.