New in the Market: Edward & Sons Products

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on June 23, 2014 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Miso CupEdward & Sons Trading Company has been creating vegetarian and vegan products for almost four decades. We recently tasted some of their products.

Miso-Cup is a gluten-free, vegan, instant soup. We tasted the Spicy Ginger flavor. Its taste is true to its name, delicate with a bold kick. The soup is simply made by adding 2 soup packets to boiling water. The first provides the soup’s flavor and the second adds tofu, seaweed and vegetables to round out the product. Three servings of soup can be made from one package, each with 45 calories, 1 gram of fat, 3 grams of protein, 5 grams of carb and 980 milligrams of sodium. Curry Cubes

Natural Curry Cubes are also gluten-free and vegan, available as in mild Yellow or spicy Red Curry flavors. The Curry Cubes do not require refrigeration and have an extended shelf life of about 6 months. One half cube (5.25 grams) has 20 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, a trace of protein, 2 grams of carb and 710 milligrams of sodium.

Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk is USDA certified organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher (Heart K). Classic is unsweetened. Premium is sweetened and Light has half the fat of the Classic variety. Coconut milk is cholesterol free but higher in saturated fats. It is a product of Thailand. Coconut Milk

Coconut OilNative Forest 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is cold pressed, USDA certified organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher (Heart K). Raw food enthusiasts would be interested to know that during processing the temperature of Virgin Coconut Oil never exceeds 115oF. Coconut oil is a nice baking alternative because of its semi-solid consistency at room temperature and its sweet flavor. One tablespoon has 130 calories, 14 grams of fat (13 of which are saturated) and no cholesterol, sodium, carb or protein. The oil is a product of Sri Lanka.

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