Kanro Puchi Pori: Popular Freeze-Dried Natto Snack
Originated in Japan, the fermented soybean “Natto (納豆)” is a superfood packed with lots of nutrients. But due to its unpleasant smell and slimy consistency, many people can’t eat it.
Nonetheless, even if you hate this soy food, there is a good way to consume and take in the nutrients.
Have you ever heard that there are Natto snacks with no sliminess? As you may know, dried Natto is just that type, and “Hoshi Natto (干し納豆)” is the quintessential example of such Natto snacks.
Hoshi Natto is a dried fermented soybean known as a specialty of Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, while what I introduce here is a popular freeze-dried Natto snack widely available in Japan.
Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack
The freeze-dried Natto snack named “Puchi Pori Natto Snack (プチポリ納豆スナック)” was introduced by Kanro several years ago.
Now, it has gained wide popularity and can be bought at supermarkets and convenience stores around the country.
The package contains these freeze-dried Natto beans, which aren’t slimy at all but still have the characteristic smell of Natto.
Nonetheless, flavored mainly with soy sauce, these soybeans are very savory and really easy to eat compared to regular sticky Natto beans.
The freeze-dried Natto has a nice crispy bite, but when you continue munching these beans, they become slightly sticky.
Despite that, in the beans, Natto bacteria are still alive and you can take in the nutrients, such as Nattokinase and soy isoflavones, effectively from this snack.
And that is why I recommend this!
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients. Based on the list on the back of the bag, the Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack mainly consists of Natto (Non-GMO soybeans, Natto bacteria), soy sauce powder, wheat, salt, cornstarch, dextrin, mackerel, and amino acid seasoning.
By the way, the calories per bag (20 grams) are 95 kcal and the snack contains 0.5 g salt equivalents in total.