What are Bamnuts and do you want noodles and milk made from them? We tried them and we say: yes you do!
What are Bamnuts aka. Groundnuts?
According to Pediaaa.com: “groundnut may refer to peanuts like leguminous crops that mature and ripe underground as well as specific kinds of roots and tubers. This is the main difference between peanuts and groundnut. They are more or less similar in their botanical and physiological features…consequently, the terms peanut and groundnut are frequently used interchangeably.”
WhatIf Foods is Planet Positive:
WhatIF Foods is a planet-positive food and beverage company that works towards true REgeneration, They offer foods made from environmentally-friendly crops that can restore degraded lands, cut water consumption, improve our diets and increase food security. Their products are focused on a forgotten and underutilized crop known as the Bambara groundnut. This West African and Southeast Asian crop is a nutritionally complete, regenerative, and hardy legume. It also has the ability to grow in degraded lands with minimal demand for resources.
Enter BamNut Noods!
Advicesisters.com received some WhatIf Foods Noodles packaged with different sauces and seasonings. They are individually packaged. You can cook them up in the microwave in water in just 5 minutes total including standing time. Or, if you prefer, once water is boiling on the stove you can make these in 3-5 minutes.
Noodles are the ultimate comfort food. They’re (usually) quick and easy to prepare, and perfect on a cold day this Winter.
Our sample offered a taste of 4 different types of noodle blocks: BamNut Noodles with sweet hot seasoning, charcoal noodles with mushroom pepper seasoning, moringa noodles with sesame garlic seasoning, and pumpkin noodles with cheeky curry seasoning. These are definitely more interesting and with more taste than ordinary instant noodles. They also are higher in protein and fiber and lower in fat and have no artificial colors or flavors.
We tried them all and loved them as a side for dinner or for a quick lunch. My favorite was the spicy pumpkin with curry seasoning. However, if you like a milder noodle bowl the others are also delicious, I promise!
These also have a lot less sodium than your typical ramen-style noodles. However, they are still 640-810g of sodium. If you don’t use the flavor packets and use just the noodles, of course, the sodium will be less. But that kind of defeats the point of the different noodles.
BamNut Bundles and BanNut Milk:
You can get 4 of one flavor for $12.50 or the assortment also for $12.50. You can also subscribe and save or get bundles with BamMilk (3 different kinds: BamNut Milk Airy, BamNut Milk Everyday, and BamNut Milk Barista) individually for $5.49 a carton. Just a note about BamMilk It’s really a nice alternative to other milk substitutes such as soy or almond. I’ve been using the BamNut Everyday in my cereal. It’s more like a no-fat or 1% milk. If you want even less fat try BamNut Airy. The BamMilk Barista is creamier and good for drinks.
Why Bamnut Noodles and Milk?
A BamNut aka. Groundnut is a legume that is also a good source of macro and micronutrients such as fiber and protein. However, some people can be highly allergic to peanuts. When I tried to find out whether or not that included groundnuts the literature was unclear. If you are allergic to peanuts then its close cousin, the groundnut or BamNut, might be something to talk to your allergist about first. That said, there are plenty of reasons to try BamNut Noodles. And, if you are lactose intolerant, BamNut Milk could be the thing you’ve been hoping to find.
For more information and some recipes visit the WhatIf Foods Website.
Send Noods – A Book Review Of Noodle Recipes:
Send Noods: 50 Amazing Noodles Recipes that You Might Want Right Now by Chloe Godot Illustrated by Alice Pettier (St. Martin’s Press September 2022) is a really cute cookbook. I’ve been waiting to review it for some time while waiting to test the BamNut products.
Are you looking for love, or maybe just a great hot meal of pasta noodles? The recipes allude to dating, love, and relationships. Start with the Little Black Book of Basics, offerings basic bases, sauces, and broths. Chapter Two: Heart Warmers claims that these noodle recipes always deliver on their comfort-food promises. By the time you get to Chapter Five: The Hotties you’ll have gotten the idea. Be My Valentine Vermicelle or Spoon Me Sausage Soup are just two examples. You’ll find most of the recipes aren’t really baffling and most won’t force you to run to the market for anything too unusual. The book has recipes for many different kinds of noodles and pasta although not BamNut noodles, but I think you could adapt the recipes for them.
Fall in love with this book. It might be a great thing to gift your besties for Valentine’s Day single or not!
Get this book.