This review is probably going to be a bit more on the controversial side compared to my others. Namely because it is a Soy Product, and Soy has a pretty nasty reputation. Some if it is valid, though far from all of it.
What is Edamame?
Edamame is a legume. Namely, it is young Soybeans that are usually in the pod when fresh like a snap pea. They can be cooked a number of different ways, and you can also just take the green little soybeans out and munch on them like a snack. Seapoint in particular does this, has them dry roasted and snackable. Let’s get into some Pros and Cons.
- Good Portion size. 1/3 of a cup (30g) is bigger portion than you get of say, most almonds. (which is 20g) and has less fat. I know fat is not bad on keto, but sometimes you do need to be mindful because fat rich foods have calories. These are only 130 calories per serving and do not have any added oils. Just Soybeans and Seasalt. (Wasabi flavor also has Wasabi added)
- Taste. They taste a bit like corn nuts, if you ever had those. Light flavor and mostly a crunchy snack.
- Only 3 NET carbs per serving. If you have serving control issues you can chow down on the whole bag for only 12 Carbs.
- VERY INEXPENSIVE. It is the main reason I love them. Where I am at, I can get these at my local Kroger and they are only $1.79 a bag. That makes them less than $.45 a serving, VERY good for a low carb snack.
- Nutritionally dense. Lots of Protein, Fiber, Calcium, Iron and Potassium.
- Heart Healthy. Whole Soy (not isolates or derivitives) have been shown to help regulate the body. I have a link to some helpful details. I am not affiliated in anyway, nor am I a doctor but there is analytical data and facts for you to check for your own informed decision making.
- Vegan and Gluten free.
- They are DRY. I mean if you are a grab a handful and toss in your mouth kinda person, you could choke. It is the biggest draw back. It sucks the moisture right out of your mouth.
- Limited Flavor Options. I mean, they are under $2.00 so I get it. They have some blends as well with dried fruit that are carbier… but I hope one day to see more options
- It’s still soy. I love it, it works for me. There is some people that soy causes inflammation responses and digestion issues. You have to know your body.
- Did I mention they were Dry? It is worth mentioning again. It is the biggest drawback.
Bottom Line: They are good, and if you like lightly salted and snack food give it a try. I won’t lie and say they are mind blowing but they are pretty good and definitely a value. Sometimes you got to eat cheap. Let me know what you think!