I'm always interested in finding new snacks, especially ones that are good for you. Today's snack made my Good Stuff picks; is ideal for travel or take-along treat for the beach. Seaport Farms' Dry Roasted Edamame is coated in wasabi; which has a similar bite to horseradish. Edamame also happens to be a great source of protein.
What is edamame?
Edamame is a specialty soybean harvested as a green vegetable when the seeds are immature and have expanded to fill 80 to 90 percent of the pod width. Like field-dried soybeans, the seeds of Edamame varieties are rich in protein and highly nutritious. Worldwide, it had only been considered a minor crop or used as a cover-crop, but was quite popular in East Asia as a snack food. In recent years it has become very popular as a vegetable used in many recipes including soups, stir-fry's, casseroles and salads. As a snack, the pods are cooked in lightly salted boiling water and then only the beans are eaten by pushing them directly from the pods into your mouth.
Available in most food markets.