I tried Kanro’s Puchi Pori Freeze-Dried Natto Snack
“Natto (納豆)” are fermented soybeans packed with nutrients, which originated in Japan. Although Natto is known as a superfood, due to its stinky odor and slimy consistency, many people can’t eat the soy food.
However, even if you dislike the fermented soybeans, there is a good way to eat Natto and take in its nutrition.
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 are dried fermented soybeans known as a specialty of Mito, Ibaragi Prefecture, while what I bought at a supermarket near my house today is a dried Natto snack widely available in Japan.
Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack
The dried Natto snack I purchased this time, “Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack (カンロ プチポリ納豆スナック)” is popular in Japan and being sold at supermarkets and convenience stores across the country.
This Kanro’s product has freeze-dried Natto beans in the package. Although these soybeans aren’t slimy at all, they have the characteristic smell of Natto.
Since the Natto snack is freeze-dried and flavored with soy sauce, these beans are really savory and easy to eat compared to usual sticky Natto.
These freeze-dried soybeans have a crispy texture, but when you crunch these beans for a while, they become slightly sticky.
Nevertheless, one primary reason why I recommend this snack is that Natto bacteria are still alive in the dried beans.
Hence, with this healthy Japanese snack, you can easily ingest nutrients of Natto, including Nattokinase and soy isoflavone, without feeling unpleasant.
Where to Buy
Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack is not only available nationwide in Japan, but some online shopping sites also handle it.
Finally, according to the ingredient list on the back of the package, Kanro Puchi Pori Natto Snack mainly consists of Natto (Non-GMO soybeans and Natto bacteria), powdered soy sauce, wheat, salt, cornstarch, dextrin, mackerel, and amino acid.