Chocolate, pure dark cocoa powder, Edensoy is made of fair trade cocoa beans organically grown in the Dominican Republic. Eden organic ingredients, reverse osmosis purified water, 240 continuous quality control checks, and years of study on how to best prepare soybeans for human assimilation, assures the best possible, most pleasing nourishment in soymilk. While it created the category in 1983, Edensoy remains the only U.S.A. soymilk that is properly prepared to nurture human beings. Edensoy is the first soymilk in North America verified to Non-GMO Project Standards. It ranks number one of sixty-two brands in an extensively researched soy report. Only gentle, unrefined sweeteners are used. Ecological aseptic cartons, and it "Promotes Cardiovascular Health*." pareve
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Chocolate Edensoy is intelligently cooked 100 percent U.S.A. family farm organic soybeans. We visit each grower, their farms, and families regularly. Long term ingenious organic farming has created rich, vital soil that produces food brimming with energy, superior taste, and nutrition.
The cocoa in Chocolate Edensoy is Eden selected pure organic cocoa from the Dominican Republic. After harvest and much involved processing, including fermentation, the organic beans are dried and shipped to Holland where they are finely milled into delicious and healthful dark cocoa powder. All of this is done without harsh alkali processing that commercial cocoa goes through.
Cacao trees require long-term and constant attention. Harvesting and processing is time consuming and elaborate. Volatile 'market' prices and opportunistic middlemen keep small farmers in poverty. The cocoa powder in Chocolate Edensoy is fair trade produced in a socially responsible manner, ensuring safe working conditions and fair wages.
Research finds chocolate, particularly cocoa powder, has beneficial antioxidant flavonoids called flavonols including procyanidins, epicatechins and catechins. Joe Vinson, Ph.D., chemistry professor at University of Scranton states, "Think real cocoa. Pure cocoa powder (not instant hot chocolate) has the most antioxidants, followed by dark chocolate, then milk chocolate."
Chocolate Edensoy is smooth, delicious, and nourishing organic soymilk. It provides whole balanced soy protein, healthy essential fatty acids, and high energy complex carbohydrates. All its soy protein is from Midwestern whole beans with all eighteen amino acids; not from the ubiquitous soy isolate. We use gentle, unrefined, naturally malted organic wheat and barley extract and a bit of organic maple syrup for sweetness.
In January 1983 Eden discovered soymilk made using techniques pioneered at Cornell University. Engineered in Japan, Eden improved the ingredients and Edensoy was introduced in July 1983. Its phenomenal success created a new grocery category - nondairy liquid food. Soybeans require specific preparation and thorough cooking to transform them into easy-to-digest, nutritious food. Edensoy is skillfully made at our certified organic Michigan plant with over 240 continuous quality control checks. It embodies our thorough research into how best choose and prepare soybeans. From the double reverse osmosis purified water, a patented enzyme invalidator, to the Swedish aseptic packaging equipment, every step contributes to greater value and the best possible nourishment from whole soy. Edensoy is the only soymilk made in the U.S.A. that is properly prepared to nurture human beings.
Eden Foods submitted Edensoy to the Non-GMO Project (The Project) on August 18, 2008. After thorough scientific study, covering everything from seed to aseptic carton, Edensoy became the first soymilk in North America to be verified compliant with The Project's standards for avoiding GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Soybeans today are predominantly genetically engineered. In 1993 Eden pioneered and perfected a process to avoid genetically engineered organisms and their derivatives in food. To keep Edensoy GMO free much work is demanded including multiple tests of all seed, in growing, at the elevator, and at the manufacturing plant. We avoid use of pharmaceutical enzymes and know all farms, fields, farmers, and suppliers. When the
Highest Score in Soy Report
Eden Foods achieved the highest score, 955 out of 1,000, and the top rating in the Organic Soy Scorecard that presents a study carried out over a year-and-half into the social, environmental, and health impacts of soy foods in North America. The Cornucopia Institute, an independent advocate working to preserve organic integrity and create economic justice for family farmers, released the report May 2009. It evaluated sixty-two organic brands. Soy foods were rated on ten criteria including sourcing, stringency of organic certifier, and prevention of GMO and chemical contamination. Eden was declared a "hero" and ranked by far the highest in the organic soy industry. Read the report at: www.cornucopia.org
Seventy-three percent of Edensoy's package is from certified sustainable forests that ensure biological biodiversity and protect endangered species. They require no refrigeration in transport or storage and are recyclable. Greenhouse gas producing refrigeration is unnecessary until the package is opened at home. The EPA reports pollution from refrigeration has increased exponentially since the 1990s. Edensoy avoids unnecessary energy use. For aseptic package recycling centers contact your city and state recycling program or search for the nearest recycling facility at: www.recyclecartons.com.
Whole Soy Nourishment
Soybeans have been important food for at least 5,000 years. Western science confirmed soy as very healthy food. In 1999 the FDA recognized the role of soy in reducing cholesterol saying, "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease." Whole organic soy foods, such as Edensoy, best provide the desired benefits. Whole food sources of phyotonutrients are always better than isolates and chemical imitations. The FDA further says, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Chocolate Edensoy is low sodium and a good source of potassium, protein, calcium, iron, niacin B3, vitamin B6, folate B9, magnesium, and copper. Edensoy is made with all natural whole food ingredients, providing the highest quality soy protein and a whole spectrum of balanced nutrients.
As soy became popular for health benefits, commercial food processors rushed through a series of shortcuts to exploit this. Though labeled "healthy" most soy foods are made with cheap processes and ingredients; cheap imported soy and grain, hexane extracted soy protein, and treated with a variety of toxic petrochemicals and unsavory additives. Most use undeclared chemical flavor maskers and refined sugars. Evaporated or dried cane juice is sugar, and organic sugar is an oxymoron. Edensoy is the best choice in seeking high quality, pure food.
Use Chocolate Edensoy for hot or cold beverages, and to make smoothies, freeze pops, and desserts. Use it cup for cup when substituting for dairy milk. Browse over 225 soymilk recipes including Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, Chocolate Pudding Fruit Parfait, Quick Chocolate Pudding, and Soy Frappachino.
|Name||Chocolate Edensoy, Organic|
|Ingredients||Purified Water, Organic Soybeans, Naturally Malted Organic Wheat & Barley Malt, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Maple Syrup, Sea Salt, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate|
|Package Size||32 fl oz|
|Package Size Metric||946 ml|
|UPC Code Each||024182025095|
|UPC Code Case||024182015096|
|Low Sodium||Yes, 140 mg or less per serving|