Interesting snack food

By Latest Reply 2009-02-21 18:18:58 -0600
Started 2009-02-15 21:59:04 -0600

Hi there,
I was out shopping today and found an interesting snack that is about as Diabetes friendly as they come. SeaPoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame (Soybeans). They are crunchy, and taste good to me, lightly salted and here is the kicker
1/4 cup of these nuts have 10 gms of carbs and 8 fiber so you can subtract all that fiber from the carbs and your net carbs are 2 gms. AND the 1/4 cup serving has 14 gms of protein!!! Now that doesn't mean you can eat them all day every day but 1/4 cup is a lot of them and it satisfies that need for a crunchy snack when good old carrots and celery just don't do it anymore.. :) My new favorite thing to munch on…


22 replies

GabbyPA 2009-02-18 17:10:57 -0600 Report

Are these different from roasted soy nuts? I get those on occassion, but find that I don't like them after a they do last me a long, long time. LOL
I have seen fresh edamame, and they are much larger than traditional soy. Or do they just shrink that much in the roasting process?

2009-02-18 17:13:42 -0600 Report

I believe they're different. I don't really like soynuts for too long either. These are bigger than soynuts, almost kidney shaped (small kidneys) and personally, I think they taste like split pea soup!!! :)


daetura 2009-02-17 00:13:47 -0600 Report

woo hoo… gonna go looking for them… I like edamame to start with, so dry roasted must surely be yummy… thanks for the info

rbergman 2009-02-16 21:13:58 -0600 Report

Dean says tell you he has a gunny sack of soybeans ready to ship to you Judy, when do you want them lol

2009-02-16 22:41:21 -0600 Report

Tell Dean I'll take them roasted and lightly salted… LOL

rbergman 2009-02-16 23:06:34 -0600 Report

Will do, you wanna come help shell the oats so I can make my own steel cut ones? lol
Amazes me that the stuff thats good for us is what we been feeding the critters all these years, who da thunk it! lol

GabbyPA 2009-02-18 17:25:56 -0600 Report

Those animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for! I wonder what else they would tell us if they could?

rbergman 2009-02-19 22:57:38 -0600 Report

Well you know I was thinking, if we only feed the critters whole grains and such and we eat those critters (some of them lol) it makes perfect sense that if they are healthy if we would eat the same foods we would be too, now I'm not gonna go out and eat hay and grass but getting back to nature and eating the grains they do should have been a no-brainer for me…DUH!

GabbyPA 2009-02-20 09:23:23 -0600 Report

You know that there are dairy farmers that feed their cows "candy discards" to make the milk sweeter. I saw it on the news quite a while back. Gummy worms are thier who knows. Maybe there ARE dibetic cows. Hmmmm

rbergman 2009-02-20 09:44:20 -0600 Report

I would imagine its possible for any critter that is a mammal to get diabetes, the genetic make-up of mammals isn't that much different from one species to the next, if you can put a monkey heart in a human or pig tissue for diabetes(in the near future) it is reasonable to assume that animals could suffer the same ailments that humans do. Livestock just aren't tested for such things unless its that million dollar breeder bull lol

Anonymous 2009-02-16 10:08:38 -0600 Report

Wanted to let you all know that soy nuts are wonderful and filling and the edamame are a great snack. Plus you can add them to salads, great with tuna or chicken salad.

rbergman 2009-02-16 08:30:46 -0600 Report

Hey Judy…remember I live on a farm/ranch want me to grow you some soy beans and send them to ya?? lol
All joking aside, Laura's Ped Endo did tell us soybeans and soy oil are good for diabetics, we just have to be careful in the mornings with it because it conflicts with her Thyroid medication.
I'm still trying to figure out the whole GI thing, printed a lot of that off from the site you recommended and taking it to the dietitian on Wed. to see if he/she can help us better understand it. I kinda sorta think I know but doesn't hurt to check and make sure, thinking maybe if they look at Laura's food diary of what she's eaten recently she can point things out to us.


2009-02-15 22:56:03 -0600 Report

I was at the grocery store the other day, and saw soy nuts in the bulk section. I wonder if they would amount to the same thing?

I am constantly on the hunt for smarter snack choices!

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