By CARIN TUNNEY
Capital News Service
LANSING — There’s growing interest in how to grow edamame in the Great Lakes region — and experts say Michigan is ripe for the picking. Edamame is a popular vegetable at many U.S. restaurants. It’s a type of soybean that is harvested while tender. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 90 percent of soy products come from U.S. farms, and more than 80 percent are grown in the Midwest. But they’re mostly grain-type soybeans dried and fed to cattle or manufactured into protein sources like soy milk.