Eden Organic Baked Beans with Sorghum & Mustard are navy beans cooked in a delicious sweet and savory sauce, a traditional baked bean dish that's expertly prepared at our certified organic, kosher cannery. Beans are soaked overnight and thoroughly cooked with carefully selected ingredients: organic sorghum, organic tomato puree, stone ground organic mustard, organic spices, purified water, and a touch of Eden sea salt.
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.
Our navy beans are selected at the farm from a dedicated network of USA organic family growers. The growers' constant care and vital organic soil produce the world's most appealing and nutritious food.
Navy beans Phaseolus vulgaris are the roundest and smallest of the white beans. They are the bean of choice for baked beans, a favorite American dish since colonial days in Boston where navy beans slowly cooked in molasses first became popular. Eden Organic Baked Beans are a delicious and nourishing version of this traditional dish.
For the third time in 2004 Eden Organic Beans received the highest rating for flavor and nourishment in exhaustive comparison studies of canned beans by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in their Nutrition Action Healthletter. Eden Organic Refried Beans were named 'Best Buy' and number one for nutrition among 38 brands with salt added. In 2004 Eden beans were rated as favorites by Men's Health and Child Magazine. In the June 2006 article "125 Best Foods for Men," Men's Health again rated Eden Beans as the best beans for having great flavor, being heart healthy, promoting weight loss and offering "The highest fiber with the least amount of sodium" among all other brands.
Most seasoned beans contain refined sugar, harsh salt, chemical processing aids, preservatives, and meat products. Commercial canners put chemicals in with beans to harden the skins so that they won't fall apart in the can as they cook. They also add a chemical to hold the color. Eden organic beans come out perfect with none of these additives. Because of the vital soil that produces them, their much higher mineral content and stronger skins allow them to be cooked without need of processing chemicals, and their vibrant colors hold fast. Our cannery, Meridian Foods located in East central Indiana, has a long standing reputation for putting out cooked canned beans of a better quality, fill, and finish than any other cannery in the United States.
According to the FDA, "Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke." "Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors," and "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Baked Beans are a good source of potassium and are low sodium. They are fat free and an excellent source of dietary fiber (28 percent daily value per serving). They are also an excellent source of iron and magnesium, and a good source of potassium, protein, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Studies show beans contain a wealth of antioxidants similar to those in fruits and berries. "Beans are really loaded with antioxidant compounds," said Clifford Beninger, Ph.D., an environmental 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 the antioxidant activity of flavonoids found in 12 common varieties of dry beans. They found one class of compounds in particular, anthocyanins, were the most active antioxidants in beans. These findings add antioxidant activity to a growing list of healthy compounds found in beans and legumes. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Eden Organic Baked Beans are simple, just heat and serve. A perfect side dish for children and adults.