11 Reasons to Eat Whole Grain

Most Americans eat far less than the recommended three whole grain servings a day, even though this simple dietary change could reduce our total mortality rate by 15 percent. Do you or a loved one need more convincing? Here are some great reasons – 11 of them – for making the whole grain switch.
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New FDA Health Claim for Brown Rice

According to an FDA announcement in early May, brown rice food labels will now be allowed bear the whole grain health claim: “Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.” The science on which the health claim is based clearly acknowledges that the health benefits of whole grains are independent of a single nutrient content.
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Happy Fathers Day

Looking for a gift with a personal and tasty touch? Eden offers a rewarding selection of Gift Baskets that are sure to delight the Dads, from the snacker to the pasta fan, to the serious tea buff, and more. There's a special offer to make it easy. Visit edenfoods.com to make a selection, enter the coupon code "DAD" when prompted at checkout and you'll receive 20% off. Place orders by Friday, June 6 to ensure baskets are delivered by Father's Day.
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Sustainable Whole Grain

The greatest damage to human health in America was not caused by a natural disaster, germ, or even pollution, but by a basic ‘improvement’ that took place a little over 100 years ago. It happened when industrialized nations adopted a new massive scale milling and refining of grain. Cocoa BeansThe removing of bran and germ to extend shelf life also removed essential components including fiber, fatty acids, B vitamins, and countless other important nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants. This unintended adulteration of grain, the core of human sustenance for 10,000 years, has been devastating. “Frankly, we are only just realizing the nutritional fallout from almost eliminating whole grains from our diet,” says Elaine Magee, RD, of the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic. After dozens of studies, the medical community and U.S. government now acknowledge the irrefutable role of whole grain in health, and a movement back to whole grain is finally taking place. There's also a renewing interest in a wide variety of organic whole grain, that can benefit people and agriculture in extraordinary ways.

Making Lemonade out of Lemons

On 30 January 2008 Fred Kirshenmann told employees at Eden Foods of his experiences growing food on his 3,500 acre certified organic family farm in North Dakota. In 1998 he had 80 acres of durum wheat growing for Eden, then a new customer. It was a very damp season and all the durum was lost to a fungus called scab. So Eden asked if he had any rye. He did, as the same conditions that devastated the durum were excellent for growing rye. From this we created EDEN Organic Rye Spiral Pasta. “I thought, here is a company that’s in there with the grower, using creativity to make it work,” said Dr. Kirschenmann. A deeper lesson: the farm was able to thrive because it grew more than just one kind of crop. Growing a diverse variety of grains will be key to the future of feeding the world, Dr. Kirschenmann explained. When we eat organic whole grain foods from not just wheat but also kamut, rye, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat, etc. we not only nourish ourselves more deeply, but also help create a more sustainable future for humankind.

Easy and Tasty Whole Grain Variety

Eden makes it easier than ever to enjoy quick and versatile Whole Grain goodness with eight NEW offerings. First is a line of roasted and rolled small farm organically grown whole grains, EDEN® Organic Flakes. In five varieties made from North American organic Rye, Spelt, Oats, Brown Rice, and Kamut. Each is 100 percent whole grain and cooks in 3 minutes. EDEN Organic Flakes are ideal for hot cereal, granola, muesli, in soups and stews, salads, sauces, desserts, and baked goods. Next are three new Heart Healthy and Gluten Free whole grains that cook up with amazing lightness and ease: new EDEN Organic Millet and Organic Buckwheat, family farm organically grown on USA high plains; and new EDEN Wild Rice, hand harvested in canoes by the Leech Lake Ojibwe of northern Minnesota. Each of these EDEN Whole Grains is packaged in a protective reclosable pouch. You can find them, along with Free Recipes at www.edenfoods.com .

Special Offer

As a valued customer receive 20% OFF any EDEN Whole Grain, Buckwheat, Millet, or Wild Rice and all new EDEN Flakes. Simply enter the coupon code "DAD" when prompted during checkout. Please extend this offer to friends and family as well.

Offer expires June 30, 2008.



Serves: 10  |  Prep Time: 0:15  |  Cook Time: 0:25

• 3 TBSP organic honey
• 3 TBSP organic maple syrup
• 1/4 cup EDEN Organic Sesame Oil
• 1/2 tsp EDEN Sea Salt
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 3 cups any EDEN Organic Kamut Flakes
• 4 oz EDEN Organic Dried Cranberries (or EDEN Dried Wild Blueberries)
• 4 oz EDEN All Mixed Up (or EDEN All Mixed Up Too)

Mix the first six ingredients together. Place the flakes in a mixing bowl and pour mix over. Stir to combine. Preheat oven to 325°. Spread flake evenly on a large cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes, stirring and spreading every 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and place in a mixing bowl. Add the dried fruit and snack mix, and mix thoroughly. Allow to cool completely before placing in a tightly sealed glass jar or air tight container. Makes 5 cups; recipe can be doubled or tripled if desired.

Nutritional Info Per serving
293 Calories, 11g Fat (33% calories from fat), 8g Protein, 42g Carbohydrate, 5g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 126mg Sodium

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