Edamame soybean development in Australia
Project code: PRJ-000666
Project stage: Closed
Project start date: Friday, July 25, 2003
Project completion date: Thursday, May 31, 2007
National Priority: NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews
New and Emerging Plant Industries
This work seeks to develop a critical understanding of the ripening process in CSIRO-bred and elite Japanese cultivars of edamame soybean and in particular to understand how changes in seed size and the seed content of protein oil sugars (fructose glucose sucrose raffinose and stachyose) vitamins (A D and E) and isoflavones (genistein diadzein and glycitein) vary with ripening and maturation environment. This knowledge will be used to develop strategies to ensure consistent supplies of excellent quality edamame to high-value markets in Australia initially and overseas.