Can Bearded Dragons Eat Edamame?

Edamame beans are the preparation of immature soybeans in the pod. They are found in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hawaiian cuisine. Pods are steamed or boiled and served with salt.

So can bearded dragons eat edamame beans?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons.

Another thing of importance is the calcium:phosphorus ratio as for every part phosphorus, there needs to be another part calcium if not more. From 1:1 to 2:1 is ideal as far as bearded dragons are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 509 kJ (122 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.94 g
Sugars 2.18 g
Dietary fiber 5.2 g
Fat 5.2 g
Protein 10.88 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (13%) 0.155 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.915 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.395 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (78%) 311 μg
Vitamin C (7%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.68 mg
Vitamin K (26%) 26.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 63 mg
Iron (17%) 2.27 mg
Magnesium (18%) 64 mg
Manganese (49%) 1.024 mg
Phosphorus (24%) 169 mg
Potassium (9%) 436 mg
Zinc (14%) 1.37 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see edamame beans have a very disproportionate calcium:phosphorus ratio, they are also quite acidic.

This means that edamame beans are not good for bearded dragons to eat. If they have one occasionally, they should be fine but nothing more than that. There are better foods that can be fed to them.