|ZHANG, BO - Virginia Tech|
|FU, XUNJUN - Zhejiang Academy Of Agricultural Sciences|
|ROSS, JEREMY - University Of Arkansas|
Submitted to: Frontiers in Plant Science
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/14/2022
Publication Date: 7/27/2022
Citation: Williams, M., Zhang, B., Fu, X., Ross, J. 2022. Everything edamame: biology, production, nutrition, sensory and economics, volume 1. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:976008. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.976008.
Interpretive Summary: This editorial highlights journal articles on Volume 1 of the Special Research Topic 'Everything Edamame'. The purpose of the topic is to provide the latest achievements of edamame research, in multiple disciplines, to identify the status of the edamame value chain from field to fork.
Technical Abstract: Globally, demand for edamame, also called vegetable soybean, is on the rise. In some countries, such as China and Taiwan, a well-developed edamame industry exists. In other countries, such as the U.S., edamame remains a crop in its infancy. In between the small, niche market and the large national market, there exists a void where the market is poorly defined and hurdles to growing an industry are both varied and numerous. This Research Topic aims to provide the latest achievements of edamame research, in multiple disciplines, to identify the status of the edamame value chain from field to fork. Collectively, the scope of papers on this Research Topic illustrates a diversity of research efforts on improving edamame.