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Soy wonder.

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Seapoint Farms isn't shy about its Dry Roasted Edamame.

According to the label, these roasted, lightly salted green soybeans are "The Wonder Veggie." They're also "rich in isoflavones," "high protein," and "heart healthy," with "70% less fat and 40% more protein than peanuts."

And they have "only 2 net carbs" and "all 8 essential amino acids," with "no cholesterol or trans fats."

Oh yeah. Each serving has 14 grams of soy protein, and "25 grams of soy protein a day ... may reduce the risk of heart disease."

Whew. That's a lot to expect from any food. Never mind that the latest research questions whether soy protein prevents heart disease. Or whether the isoflavones in soy foods prevent breast cancer, menopausal symptoms, or osteoporosis.

No matter. It's still unusual to find a plant food that offers so much protein (14 grams per 1/4-cup serving) and fiber (8 grams), without loading you down with sodium (150 mg) or calories (130).

In addition to its Lightly Salted flavor, Seapoint Farms sells Wasabi (if you like spicy foods) and Gogi Blend (if you like Gogi berries ... and more not-so-solid claims).

Bottom line: Dry Roasted Edamame may not be a wonder food, but it makes a wonderful snack.

Seapoint Farms: (888) 722-7098
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Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
Date:Oct 1, 2007
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