Healthy Food Product Update

Seapoint Farms Edamame Products

Soybeans are a great source of fiber as well as numerous minerals. Replacing meat and dairy in the diet with beans such as soybeans can help lower cholesterol. Soy also contains isoflavones which may contribute to healthy bones and decreasing hot flashes in those going through menopause. Whole soy products provide more benefits then their refined counterparts (listed in labels as soy protein and soy protein isolates). When buying soy products, make sure they are non-gmo (not genetically modified). Genetically modified foods are not tested well and may lead to allergies and other health issues. Those taking thyroid medications or at risk for breast cancer should contact their doctors regarding soy consumption.

The following nutritious and delicious whole soy products are non-gmo. I have listed some key features. The microwave and stovetop beans all go well with reduced sodium soy sauce, or low sodium tamari (also made from soy), with a sprinkle of ginger, onion powder and garlic powder.

Soy Nuts

  • Only 100 calories, but much more nutritious than other 100-calorie snack packs
  • Work well in a trail mix, or on their own as a snack
  • Often located in natural area of supermarket
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Soy Beans, microwaveable in pods

  • Awesome time-savors
  • Takes only 3 minutes to cook in the microwave
  • The pods are inedible, but this makes them last longer, since you need to do the work of opening them up
  • To eat them, bring them close to your mouth and pop the beans into your mouth…they are fun to eat!
  • 6 individual bags come in the box

Soybeans, microwaveable, shelled

  • Awesome time-savors
  • Takes only 3 minutes to cook in the microwave
  • Beans have been shelled, so when they are ready, they can easily be tossed over salads or used in rice or pasta dishes
  • Six individual bags come in the box

Soybeans, frozen, cook on stovetop

  • Convenient and cook up fast
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the beans, or pods, bring back to a boil, then cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add shelled beans to rice and pasta dishes