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2 April 2003

New EDEN® Organic Refried Beans

Clinton, Michigan - Eden adds NEW Organic Refried Beans to its line of organically grown, patiently prepared beans.

Six kinds in all - EDEN Organic Refried Black Beans, Refried Kidney Beans, Refried Black Soy and Black Beans, Refried Pinto Beans, Spicy Refried Pinto Beans, and Spicy Refried Black Beans - each is a thick puree with pieces of whole bean, lightly seasoned with sea salt. The two Spicy varieties sparkle with organic spices and organic dried vegetables.

EDEN Refried Beans are thoughtfully prepared at Eden's certified organic, AIB certified, and kosher cannery. Beans are washed and soaked overnight, blanched, and most of the beans are milled into a thick puree. Whole beans are mixed into the puree for texture and a better appearance. The mixture is seasoned and expertly cooked in 15 to 16 ounce cans.

EDEN Beans are grown on family farms by 'salt of the Earth' growers committed to building mineral rich, vital soil and producing the world's most delicious and nourishing food. The superior, decades organic soil gives EDEN Beans superb rich flavor, high mineral and nutrient content, and strong skins with vibrant color.

EDEN Organic Refried Beans are lightly salted with EDEN sea salt from the pristine waters of Algarve in southern Portugal. They contain less than half the sodium of other brands of refried beans. EDEN Refried Beans are low fat, containing only the bit of healthy fat that is naturally present in beans. Each is an excellent source of dietary fiber and a good source of potassium, magnesium, and high quality vegetable protein. They also provide iron, calcium, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and zinc. Each is certified organic, kosher and parve.

"Beans are probably the best human plant food there is," Dr. George L. Hosfield, the leading researcher and a plant breeder at Michigan State University, told Reuters Health. He explains that beans are full of protein and fiber, low in fat, and contain important vitamins and minerals. Recently it was discovered that the same antioxidants found in fruit, like tart cherries, are present in significant quantities in the skin of beans. Explains Dr. Hosfield, "With the additional bonus of their antioxidants, you have almost the perfect food."

It is important to choose refried beans wisely. Most commercial refried beans have calcium disodium EDTA added to retain color, and calcium chloride to keep the beans firm. They are made with inferior quality salt and the sodium levels are very high (even in many organic brands). Most refried beans are also high in fat due to the addition of low quality, cheap vegetable oil and/or lard. Compare labels and the choice is clear, EDEN Organic Refried Beans.

Refried beans are essential in Mexican cuisine. Enjoy EDEN Organic Refried Beans as a party dip heated and served with your favorite salsa and organic chips, or as a filling for tacos, tortillas, and burritos. They're great for making creamy bean soups, and are a perfect side dish. EDEN Refried Beans will warmly satisfy and deeply nourish.


EDEN means no irradiation, no preservatives, no chemical additives, no food colorings, no refined sugars, no genetically engineered ingredients; just the safest, most nutritious, certified organically grown food that can be found. More than 260 EDEN foods are available at discerning retailers in the U.S.A. and Canada. For more information, or if you would like our email for press releases, please call 800 248-0320, email us at info@edenfoods.com or visit www.edenfoods.com. Retailers and Co-ops please go to access.edenfoods.com.



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