New bean snack created by Brooklyn resident
A new kind of snack is sweeping through the borough.
BRAMI Beans is the "uncompromising answer to the 4:00 p.m. hunger crisis," according to its creators.
Founder, Aaron Gatti, says he had the idea for the new food from a certain kind of bean he ate as a child.
He says he first started eating lupini beans as a snack in Italy.
Lupini beans are blanched, rinsed, sprouted and soaked in salt water.
With the gourmet pickle revolution going on, Gatti says he decided to make different flavors of the bean. He did this by adding an extra pickling process to break down the shell and make four separate kinds: sea salt, garlic and herb, chili lime and hot pepper.
After putting their plan into action, Gatti and his team transformed these uncooked beans into a tasty and healthy snack.
Those who have tried BRAMI Beans say they are addicting.
The beans are sold at many stores through Brooklyn, including Whole Foods and Perelandra.