Can this be categorized as a vegetable? It's green! I hope edamame is considered a vegetable because my kids LOVE it and we eat it a lot. When we go to a Japanese restaurant (at least once a week), I order a bowl just to keep them occupied. They have to peel it, then eat it. It keeps their hands, minds and mouths busy. BEAUTIFUL!!! Jacek's friend Petey was having dinner with us one night and I heated some up for an appetizer. Petey said, "Is this a vegetable?" I said, "Yes, I think so." He said, "Good. It's the only vegetable I like then."