Jul 6, 2023
Edamame is tender, young soybean harvested just before maturity. Aside from being a tasty legume, it’s full of nutrition and packed when many health benefits. However, since edamame is a seed, you’ll need a powerful machine to freeze-dry it properly. Good thing some companies offer freeze-dried edamame ready for us as snacks and to add to our meals.
When you’re dealing with a family-owned and operated business, you know you’re in good hands. Packit Gourmet is built by a family with a multi-generational passion for food, family, and the outdoors. They know the importance of good food for the family and the joy of having flavorful food on the table.
Their freeze-dried edamame is a crunchy protein source that’s also rich in iron and fiber. It’s a great pick-me-up snack on the trail or out camping. What’s good about it is that it rehydrates instantly while keeping its form and texture.
You can get the freeze-dried edamame in two sizes. One is 2 oz (57 g) which costs $7.99. the other is 8 oz (227 g) and costs $22.99. And did you know that 1 oz of freeze-dried edamame is approximately equal to 3.3 oz (0.2 lbs) of fresh edamame? This means a small bag can go a long way to help fill you up and sustain you as you go.
To rehydrate, you need a 1:1 ratio of beans to water. For example, 1/4 cup of beans needs 1/4 cup of water for proper reconstitution. It can take 30 minutes to cook in cold water and 20 minutes in hot water.
There are no customer reviews yet for Packit Gourmet’s freeze-dried edamame. However, Packit Gourmet is one of the brands people trust when it comes to freeze-dried food. So, you might want to try this out and see if it’s good for you.
Sow Good is on a mission to revolutionize food, one snack at a time. Their goal is to fight waste, malnutrition, and food insecurity. How? By providing snacks that “stays good, tastes good, and does good.”
This is why Sow Good’s freeze-dried edamame comes in snack-sized pouches. You get it in a 3 oz (85 g) resealable bag for $4.99. You can get it for $3.74 if you subscribe to regular delivery.
The pack is made using 100% edamame. The pack has no added fillers, flavorings, additives, preservatives, or sugar.
Like with Packit Gourmet, there’s no review about how these taste. If you happen to taste it, let us know what you think of it in the comment section. We got curious about this because with us having kids of our own, we want them to eat healthily. It’s our priority, so we’ve ventured into the magical world of freeze-drying. So, let us know if these snacks or good or if we should pass!
Most of our recommendations are from well-known, tried, and tested brands. But, for now, we’ll break the chain and introduce a new company called Sustain Us.
Sustain Us was created from a family’s experience when the pandemic first hit. They realized the need for nutritious, shelf-stable food that you’ll look forward to eating. If you’re facing a crisis, you deserve to have good food that’ll comfort the family.
Their freeze-dried edamame comes in a resealable pouch of 3 oz (85 g) that costs $4.99. You can snack on them straight from the bag, mix them in your smoothies, or top your favorite food. The edamame, however, is sourced from China. Something you need to be aware of just in case you prefer something locally sourced.
Since Sustain Us is new, there are no reviews about the freeze-dried edamame. But if you’ve tried it, let us know in the comment section.
Shelf 2 Table is another business born from the crisis of the previous pandemic. Marion Lockwood was laid off from her job and decided to go into business. Her goal is to inspire people to be self-reliant, including having shelf-stable food.
One of her offerings is the freeze-dried edamame. It comes shelled and lightly seasoned with Himalayan pink salt. Something to give you a boost of minerals while you’re snacking on the go.
You can get the freeze-dried edamame in a net weight of 3.5 oz, and costs $7.99. You can pay through Shop Pay, although the site says you can use Amazon Pay, AMEX, Apple Pay, Diners, Discover, Meta Pay, Google Pay, Mastercard, PayPal, Vimeo, and Visa.
You can get free delivery for orders over $49 with addresses within the 20-mile radius of Marion. Delivery time is around 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. There’s no pick-up option for now, but they can meet you in a public location within the same 20-mile radius.
There’s also a flat rate shipping of $9.95 on all orders within the Contiguous United States. This means no shipping to Alaska or Hawaii at this time.
Two people left their experience with Shelf 2 Table’s freeze-dried edamame. One said it’s her favorite for snacking. Another said it’s tasty, crunchy, fresh, and crisp.
Cruncha Ma Me is a freeze-dried edamame snack created to help you feel good about snacking. This brand offers freeze-dried edamame made from USA-grown edamame. It’s naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, vegan, and no added sodium.
Those who tried it say the onion & chive flavor was just right. A buyer said she’s a big fan of the snack, especially when she shifted to a low-carb/high-protein diet. It’s a great snack to help curb your appetite for dinner, too. In addition, you can use it to enhance salads or as a guilt-free snack with just 90 calories per bag.
Those who ordered it on Amazon, though, said they came expired. Another said it’s worse than sawdust with its dry texture. The yeast extract additive, a known flavor enhancer, put another off. Others say they’re very dry and unexciting and wouldn’t bother with it again.
Freeze-dried edamame is a great snack that gives you that boost of protein when you need it. You can snack on it as is or use it to top your salads, add flavor and texture to your stews, or boost the protein content of your smoothies.
Which brand are you leaning towards? Let us know in the comment section.
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