Non-GMO Project

“Our shared belief is that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified products, and our common mission is to ensure the sustained availability of non-GMO choices.”
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EDEN® Quinoa and Apple Cherry Butter - Recipients of Foodie Award

EDEN Organic Apple Cherry Butter and EDEN Organic Red Quinoa received first place Readers' Faves Foodie Awards for 2010 in Vegetarian Times.
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Whole grains claims soar in 2010

This year is set to be the biggest ever for US whole grain product launches, according to market research organization Mintel - with more than 3,700 new products carrying the claim since 2005.
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Study - Human Exposure to BPA ‘Grossly Underestimated’

Americans are likely to be exposed at higher levels than previously thought to bisphenol A, a compound that mimics hormones important to human development and is found in more than 90 percent of people in the United States, according to new research.
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Celebrate - Non-GMO Month

Good food is not cheap, cheap food is not good.

Fundamental Food

Food as comforting as rice and beans is rare. They are two good things that are better together. Combined they deeply satisfy with fundamental nourishment of complete protein, complex carbohydrates, and essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Rice and bean dishes grace nearly every corner of the world, notably in Latin America where they have been culturally central for hundreds of years. The Portuguese took rice to Brazil, and the Spanish introduced it throughout the Caribbean. As cultivation expanded in the southern Americas and up the Mississippi, tasty dishes were created of rice and beans with treasured local seasonings that eventually became defining to the region's culture. Following these traditional recipes, Eden created the first and only precooked organic short grain brown rice and beans in a can (BPA free), EDEN organic rice & beans.

Two Perfect Foods

Rice & Beans width= Rice symbolizes security and provides more human nourishment than any other grain. Even in cultures that don't traditionally eat rice, it is most often a first solid food for babies. We only use brown rice for (now) obvious reasons.

As to Beans: “Beans are really loaded with antioxidant compounds,” said Clifford Beninger, Ph.D., a biologist and former researcher for the USDA's Bean Research Unit. “We didn't know how potent they were until now. In general darker colored seed coats were associated with higher levels of flavonoids, and therefore higher antioxidant activity.” Researchers tested antioxidant activity of flavonoids found in 12 varieties of dry beans. They found one class of compounds, anthocyanins, were the most active antioxidants in beans. These findings add antioxidant activity to a growing list of healthy compounds found in beans. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

“Beans are probably the best human plant food there is,” plant geneticist George L. Hosfield, Ph.D., told Reuters Health. He explained that beans are full of protein and fiber and low in fat. They also contain important vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, iron, potassium, and zinc. “With the additional bonus of their antioxidants, you have almost the perfect food,” he said.

Just the Best

EDEN rice & beans are made of the finest ingredients: Lundberg® family farm U.S.A. California organic short grain brown rice and EDEN organic beans with 100% organic vegetable, herbs, and seasonings, with a pinch of EDEN sea salt. They are prepared at our certified organic, kosher cannery, Meridian Foods in east central Indiana. Beans are soaked overnight, blanched, and combined with rice and seasonings before cooking.

Awesome Variety

Ten versions from spicy to mild, all are gluten free: • Caribbean Rice & Black Beans • Mexican Rice & Black Beans • Curried Rice & Lentils • Moroccan Rice & Garbanzo Beans • Spanish Rice & Pinto Beans • Cajun Rice & Small Red Beans, and four mildly seasoned versions • Rice & Garbanzo • Rice & Kidney • Rice & Lentil and • Rice & Pinto Beans.

Bisphenol-A Free Lined Can

We use only custom made cans lined with a oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter bisphenol-A (BPA). Oleoresin is a mixture of oil and resin extracted from plants, such as pine or balsam fir. These cans cost 14% more than the industry standard cans that do contain BPA, and we know of no other company using them. We have exclusively used BPA free lined cans since April 1999 for thirty-three varieties of beans, chili, rice & beans, refried, and flavored beans.

Quick Wholesome Fare

With EDEN rice & beans in your pantry it's super easy to make quick wholesome meals. Each is perfectly cooked and takes just minutes to heat, stir, and serve. Add fresh vegetables for hearty burritos, quesadillas, and tacos. Mix them with EDEN organic refried beans for superb burritos. For soup or stew, combine vegetables, EDEN tomatoes, water or vegetable stock, tweak the seasonings, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. Visit edenfoods.com for delicious, quick, free recipes such as Rice & Bean Burgers, Pita Sandwiches, Falafel Salad, Mushroom Risotto, and much more.


Eden Rice & Beans

Special Offer

As a valued customer, receive 20% off EDEN Rice & Beans. Simply enter the coupon code “OCT2010” when prompted during checkout. Please extend this offer to friends and family.

Offer expires November 30, 2010.




Very Easy Samosa

(Indian stuffed fried pastry)

Serves 8 |  Prep. Time 0:30 minutes |  Cook Time 0:15 minutes

Samosas

Ingredients
• 15 ounces (1 can) EDEN Organic Curried Rice & Lentils
• 1/2 cup organic raisins, EDEN Organic Dried Cranberries or EDEN Organic Dried Wild Blueberries
• 32 won-ton wrappers
• 16 ounces EDEN Organic Safflower Oil, for deep frying samosas

Directions
Place the rice and lentils in a bowl with the raisins and mix. Take a won-ton wrapper and place 1 heaping teaspoon of the rice filling in the center of the wrapper. With cold water, moisten the edges of the wrapper. Take one corner of the wrapper and fold it over the filling to the opposite corner and press firmly to seal the filling inside the wrapper forming a pyramid-shaped pastry. Repeat until all wrappers are filled.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy pot. When hot deep fry several samosa at a time until crisp and golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve with chutney, sweet and sour, spicy mustard, curry, honey mustard sauce, plum or raisin sauce.

Yields: 32 samosas or 4 per person

Nutritional Info Per serving
241 Calories, 15g Fat (46% calories from fat), 5g Protein, 34g Carbohydrate, 1g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 267mg Sodium




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