Food of the Gods
Historians aren’t exactly sure how chocolate became known as a symbol of love and Valentines, but people certainly have a long standing love affair with chocolate. Cocoa has been treasured, especially as a beverage since 400 AD. Its familiar name chocolate comes from the Maya and Aztec name xocatyl meaning bitter water. Native to tropical and Central America the cocoa tree bears gold and red football shaped pods. Each pod bears dozens of white beans, which are fermented, dried, and roasted before being made into various types of chocolate. Cocoa has been so valued throughout history that it was given the Latin name Theobrama meaning food of the gods. In Mexico cocoa beans were used as a standard currency as late as 1887. Today most cocoa on the market is grown in Africa and Brazil, but the finest is considered to come from Central America and the Caribbean.
Antioxidant Rich Whole Food
“For decades we overtly avoided selling chocolate anything,” said Eden president Michael Potter. “Then one day, Wendy in our marketing department convinced me it was a health food, talking about its antioxidant power and chocolate’s nutritious benefits. What a flip-flop. And that’s what led us to produce Chocolate EDENSOY.” Because most of us grew up with ‘chocolate’ made of refined sugar, butterfat, artificial ingredients and very little (if any) real cocoa, chocolate as a health food seems too good to be true. Yet it is. Studies confirm that real chocolate is loaded with beneficial flavonoid antioxidants. As a whole food it makes intuitive sense that cocoa would be good for us. Researchers have found dark cocoa powder, a most pure and natural form of cocoa (and the kind used in Chocolate EDENSOY), to have by far the most antioxidant benefit.
Like all EDENSOY, Chocolate EDENSOY is made with only whole, USA family farm organically grown soybeans. They are the cream of the crop and rigorously tested to be GEO free. Chocolate EDENSOY’s gentle sweetness comes from traditionally malted organic grain and organic maple syrup. It is low sodium, and a good source of Heart Healthy soy protein. The cocoa in Chocolate EDENSOY is not just any cocoa. It is the finest, organically grown on family plots in the Dominican Republic. We employ fair trade practices to ensure farmers are paid a fair wage (sadly most of the world’s cocoa is produced under devastating working conditions. Eden and other socially conscious companies are working to turn this around.) After harvest the organic cocoa is finely milled in Holland into the pure dark cocoa powder that helps make Chocolate EDENSOY so smooth, rich, and delicious.
As a valued customer, receive 20% OFF any Chocolate Edensoy you order. Simply enter the coupon code "COCOA" when prompted during checkout. We encourage you to extend this offer to friends and family as well.
Offer expires March 31, 2008.
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Serves: 8 | Prep Time: 0:30 | Cook Time: 0:45
• 1 cup organic rolled oats
• 1 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour
• 1/4 tsp Eden Sea Salt
• 1/4 cup Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1 tsp orange zest (grated peel)
• 1/3 cup Eden Organic Apple Juice
• 32 oz Chocolate Edensoy
• 1/4 cup Eden Organic Kuzu Root Starch (dissolved)
• 1 TBSP organic maple syrup (or to taste / optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°. Dry roast the oats for 4 to 5 minutes until slightly browned and they release a nutty aroma. Next, dry roast the flour for 2 to 3 minutes. Combine all dry ingredients. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients together to form a ball of dough. Roll out the dough and place the crust in a 8 inch pie plate. Crimp the edges and trim the crust. Poke several holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork to prevent buckling of the crust while baking. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes until slightly browned, being careful not to burn it. Remove the crust.
To prepare the pudding filling, place the Chocolate Edensoy and maple syrup in a medium saucepan, do not cover. Bring almost to a boil over a medium-high flame. Turn the flame to low. Slowly add the dissolved kuzu, stirring constantly until thick, to prevent lumping. When thick, pour the pudding filling into the pre-baked pie shell. Smooth the pudding evenly in the pie shell. Refrigerate until chilled before slicing.
Nutritional Info (Per serving)
211 Calories, 10g Fat (40% calories from fat), 6g Protein, 26g Carbohydrate, 2g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 227mg Sodium
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