Are Eden Beans packed in cans with enamel lining that contains bisphenol-A?No. Eden Organic Beans are packed in steel cans coated with a baked on oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA). Oleoresin is a natural mixture of an oil and a resin extracted from various plants, such as pine or balsam fir. These cans cost 14% more than the industry standard cans that do contain BPA. The can maker, Ball Corporation, tells us that Eden is the only U.S. food maker to date to use these BPA free cans and we have been since April 1999.
What is the shelf life of Eden canned beans?Three years. A 'Best if Used by' date code is on the top of each can. The code starts with the year's four digits followed by a two-letter month abbreviation and then the numbers of the day. Example: 2013MA05
How many canned bean offerings does Eden have?
Where do Eden's beans come from?All Eden's beans are organically grown on USA family farms that are visited at least once a year by Eden and that we are secure in their motivation and methods.
Does Eden Foods offer low sodium and sodium free bean choices?Yes. Eden has 12 very low sodium Plain beans with no salt added; 5 low sodium Plain beans; 2 low sodium Seasoned beans; and 6 low sodium Rice and Bean offerings.
Are Eden Canned Beans cooked and ready to eat?Yes, just heat and serve. See each product 'Detailed Description' for more cooking ideas, as well as our recipe section.
What are the brown specks that can be found mixed in with Eden Plain beans, towards the bottom of the can?The brown specks are from Kombu, a healthy sea vegetable also known as kelp, which enhances flavor, digestibility, and nutrition.
Does Kombu in Eden Beans contribute iodine?Yes. Based on our third party independent laboratory analysis, the Kombu in Eden Beans contributes, on average, 48.4 mcg of iodine per 1/2 cup serving, or 32% Daily Value (DV).