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Dave's Dried Edamame

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High protein snacks are a very common problem for weight loss patients, aka gastric bypass patients, Roux-en-Y, intestinal bypass patients, etc. Foods "labeled" for weight loss patients tend to be higher in price and more difficult to locate. Dried edamame, commonly misspelled as dryed edamame, is an excellent source of high protein, having 14 grams or protein in 1/4 cup. This means that one pound, volume of almost 4 1/4 cups, has 224+ grams of protein. This protein content is estimated by : 16 minimum 1/4 cup servings in almost 4 1/4 cups x 14 grams per 1/4 cup serving = >224 grams of protein.  Dried edamame is slightly crunchy (most crunchy foods tend to be high in fats or sugars), slightly salted, a green veggie--which is the best kind, they fit into a small zip lock bag for portability, and no refrigeration is required. Other snack foods tend to be high in sugars, fats, or contain a lot of calories.


What is edamame?

Edamame is a green vegetable more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the "hardening" time. Photo of edamame, prior roasting is show above.  The word Edamame means "Beans on Branches," and it grows in clusters on bushy branches. To retain the freshness and its natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. In East Asia, the soybean has been used for over two thousand years as a major source of protein.  Dry roasting edamame makes them a handy snack that does not need refrigeration.  Dry roasted edamame pictured below.

Dried Edamame is slightly crunch, and lightly salted.  Taste is similar to a shelled peanut or pistachio nut. My wife and I think they taste like peanuts and my granddaughter says they taste like pistachios. The have a pleasant, somewhat nutty taste, not bitter at all.

Examine the nutritional values between edamame and peanuts:

Dave’s Dried Edamame


Serving Size Ľ cup

Serving Size 1/4 cup

Calories—140, Fat Calories--34

Calories –170, Fat Calories--

Total Fat—4 gr., 6 % RDA

Total Fat— 22% RDA

Saturated Fat—.7 gr., .3 % RDA

Saturated Fat—2.0 gr, 4 %

Cholesterol—0 mg., 0 % RDA

Cholesterol—0 mg., 0 % RDA

Sodium—123 mg., 5 % RDA

Sodium—95 mg.

Total Carbs—12 gr., 4 % RDA

Total Carbs—12.0 gr., 4 % RDA

Dietary Fiber—3 gr., 12 % RDA

Dietary Fiber—2.0 gr., 8 %

Sugars—0 gr.

Sugars,  gr.

Protein—14 gr.

Protein—8.0 gr.

Based on a 2000 calorie daily diet

Based on a 2000 calorie daily diet

Calcium--1 %   Vit A-- 3%


 Iron—2 % 



    But searching around the Internet, the pricing is quite high for dried edamame. I've seen prices averaging a little over $2 and more for only a single 4 ounce bag, etc, PLUS SHIPPING costs.   We're dealing with a local nutritional store wholesaler, and I am able to offer them for $5-6 per 12 oz. bag, plus shipping, depending on the quantity ordered. PayPal will be the payment needed. Credit cards or postal money orders also accepted, as explained below. Up to 8 bags can be placed in a flat rate mailing box to save on shipment costs. Get together with a friend or two and order a box of 8 bags to save on shipping !!  Soy is a "perfect food", and edamame is ready to eat--nothing to cook or prepare.   It has the protein of meat, the fiber of a whole grain, and the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals of the best vegetables and fruits.  Click HERE to read testimonials from some of my recent clients.

  This is a quick photo of me before and after RNY surgery. I'm a strong advocate for healthy ways of living, even if they require surgery. At my pre op weight of 345, life was way too difficult.  I'm currently 189 pounds and I've always strived to find good sources of protein for maximum health after surgery. Dried edamame is one of those great finds I though I would share with everyone. Each time I tell people at local weight loss support meetings, people are curious on where to find them. Now it's easy, just come to this web site. If you have any questions you'd like answered, please feel free to call me at  951-846-9179.

    From the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) Nutrition Action Newsletter, October, 2007:  "According to the label, these roasted lightly salted green soybeans are "The Wonder Veggies." 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 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 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 (150mg) or calories (130).

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

Postage for a single bag is $5, in a flat rate priority USPS envelope with delivery confirmation, and multiple bags can be sent in a USPS 2 day priority flat rate box. Standard flat rate box will hold 8 bags of dried edamame. Cost would be $12 including 2 day priority shipment, insurance and confirmation of delivery. These rates only apply to shipment within the US. Write for delivery costs for other countries. Costs and payment methods:

Contact me at dave@dried-edamame.com for further information, or call me a 951-685-3252.

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Roasted Soynuts

These are roasted soynuts. These are mature soybeans, roasted to make them crunchy, and lightly salted so they taste like peanuts. Edamame are the same soybeans only harvested at 80% of mature growth.  High in protein, and taste like peanuts. Sold in 1 pound bags for $5.

Nutritional comparison of Roasted Soynuts and Spanish Peanuts:

Roasted Soynuts Spanish Peanuts
1/4 C serving 1/4 C serving
Calories - 200, Fat calories - 90 Calories - 200, Fat calories - 150
Total fat - 11g - 17% RDA Total fat - 16g - 25% RDA
Saturated fat - 1 g - 5% Saturated fat - 2 g - 10%
Cholesterol 0 g Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 70 mg --23% Sodium 140 mg --47%
Total Carb - 15 g- 5% Total Carb - 6 g -2%
Dietary Fiber - 8 g - 32% Dietary Fiber - 2 g - 8%
Sugars 0 g Sugars 0 g
Protein 15 g - 30% Protein 9 g - 18%
Vitamin A 2% Calcium 4%
Iron 8% Iron 4%
Based on a 2000 cal/ day diet Based on a 2000 cal/ day diet

This is a generic UNFLAVORED whey isolate protein. It truly has no flavor, makes foods creamier, and blends in easily with hot or cold foods. I use it in SF pudding, Cream of Wheat, cooked oatmeal, mix it in with vegetarian refried beans or squash or sweet potato, etc. Just do NOT put the protein in the product while cooking.  Very affordable--$20 gets you 38 servings of 27 g of protein. Combine with other products I have to help with protein intake and eat healthy snacks. Click  http://liquidbariatricvitamins.com/unflavored%20whey%20protein%20isolate.htm  for more info.


BariCare Whey Protein Supplement

Vanilla, chocolate, or custard/pudding varieties. Each serving has 20 grams of protein, 4 grams of sugar, 5000% RDA of B12, tastes good too. CLOSEOUT  All remaining boxes of BariCare will be sold for $10 per box, plus shipping. That's 7 packets for $10 instead of the normal $17.  That's a 41% price reduction. Limited supply left.

Click HERE to learn more.

Calcium citrate powder, 1 tsp = 700mg.  Use this instead of those LARGE calcium citrate pills. Sold at $10 per 10 oz bag, plus shipping. Each bag has 94 servings of 700mg or about 125 servings of 600mg calcium citrate. Click HERE for more.

Don't forget to visit my other site for high protein nutrition, www.dried-peas.com . You can mix orders, ordering some dried peas, some dried edamame or vitamins all in the same flat rate box shipment.

Wasabi dried peas, high protein snack food with a spicy flavor. 1/4 cup has 7 gr of protein. Click HERE for more information.

Veggie Trail mix, 7 gr of protein per 1/4 cup serving. Info. Click HERE for more details.

 Also available are veggie chips, 5.3 oz for $5.  Even though the dried veggie chips are very delicious, it's highly recommended that due to lower protein level, these should be mixed with edamame, peas, wasabe peas or soynuts for a much high protein content.

These are dried carrot chips. They are also in the veggie chip blend. But I had so many people request the just the carrot chips, I finally found a source. These are in 4 oz bags for $5 each.


Dave’s Carrot Chips

1 oz serving: 150 calories, cal/fat 60, 95mg sodium, 2g fiber,

3g sugar, 1g protein, total carbs 20g, VitA 10%, VitC 1%,

Calcium 2%

Dave Chambers

951-846-9179        $5 / 4 oz bag

 These are dried green bean chips, also contained in the veggie trail mix. I now have these available by themselves. A 4 oz bag is $5.


Dave’s Green Bean Chips

1 oz serving: 126 cal, cal/fat 54

80mg sodium, total carbs 17, fiber 3g, sugar 3g, protein 1g, VitA 8%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

Dave Chambers

951-846-9179     $5 per 4oz bag

    or  Life Solutions Liquid Vitamins.  Excellent vitamin levels, high levels of trace minerals, 7g sugar (from fruit juice) and 9g carbs (from fruit juice), 37 calories, high antioxidant levels, vitamin D3, calcium citrate, and more. Two choices, Super (amber bottle) for $35, or the Mega (white bottle, limited supply) for $25 (normal list price of $39.99), plus shipping--ordered directly from me.  Save money on net cost of vitamins--you can order 2 month supply of Super from company for $64.99 with FREE SHIPPING. These vitamins are made developed and made by a pharmacist, assuring higher quality. Both have same basic vitamin levels. The Mega has a couple of berry flavor extracts omitted in manufacturing--this is the reason for the discount.

Available from www.liquidbariatricvitamins.com