Green Mame: Kasugai’s Classic Deep-Fried Pea Snack

Kasugai Seika (春日井製菓) is a Japanese confectionery company known for having good old snacks, which include the Shio Ame salt candy and Kuro Ame brown sugar candy.

In addition to them, I sometimes crave their Green Mame (グリーン豆) as an accompaniment for beer and picked it up today for this blog article.

Kasugai Green Mame

Kasugai Seika Green Mame

The product Green Mame (グリーン豆) introduced by Kasugai Seika Confectionery in 1973 is my favorite green pea snack and now has become one of Japan’s most loved bean confections.

Mame (豆) means “bean” in Japanese, and as seen from the picture and text on the packaging, the bag contains plenty of green peas.

Kasugai Green Mame Green Peas Snack

Since the green beans are partially coated with flour batter, deep-fried, and salted, the resulting treats are pleasantly crispy and savory with saltiness.

Kasugai Green Mame Deep-Fried Salted Green Peas

The fried green peas also have natural umami and pair perfectly with a glass of beer as an Otsumami, also favored as an afternoon snack alongside green tea.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kasugai Seika Green Mame Ingredients

Green peas, Edible oil/fat, Starch, Sugar, Wheat flour, Processed glutinous rice, Salt, Seasoning (including amino acid), Swelling agent, Colors (Yellow 4, Blue 1) (Partially including Wheat and Soybean)

Nutritional Values

Kasugai Seika Green Mame Nutrition Facts and Calories

Nutritional Values per 100 Grams
Calories 451 kcal
Protein 16.6 g
Fat 14.9 g
Carbohydrates 62.5 g
Salt Equivalents 2.0 g


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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