Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti provides essential, 100 percent, whole grain nourishment from organic Khorasan wheat. Eden Khorasan is organically grown on the high plains of Montana and North Dakota on family farms by those committed to building vital soil, cleansing the environment, and producing the safest and most nutritious and delicious food.
Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti is small batch hand crafted at the Eden Organic Pasta Company, a Detroit landmark employing traditional pasta making techniques and vintage Italian equipment since 1923, and the first food production facility in North America to be third party certified organic. Whole Khorasan wheat is milled into flour at our organic, AIB rated Superior, Clinton, Michigan mill. The flour is blended and mixed with purified water and slow, thorough kneading prepares the dough. Using a traditional screw press, the dough is extruded through an artisan brass die, cut in long strands, and hung on drying racks. It goes through an initial hot air/steam dryer to reduce moisture slowly, and to the drying room where it spends about 48 hours, three times longer than our other pastas. Each step helps to create spaghetti of exceptional flavor, texture, and character. The pasta is packaged in a reclosable box, with a delicious recipe and photo from Eden's kitchen printed on the back.
All Eden Organic Pasta is packaged in boxes made from recycled and recyclable paperboard, one of the most environmentally friendly packages available. According to the 100 percent Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100.com), "Fourteen trees are saved for each ton of paperboard converted to 100 percent recycled paperboard. Trees are critical to the sequestration of CO2 (a greenhouse gas) in North America. For each ton of paperboard converted to 100 percent recycled paperboard, an equal amount of recovered fiber has been diverted from municipal landfills. Production of 100 percent recycled paperboard uses 50 percent less energy compared to virgin grades of paperboard, thus significantly reducing the greenhouse gases released into the environment."
Khorasan Triticum turgidum spp. turanicum is one of the oldest cultivated varieties of wheat native to Asia Minor and Egypt. It is often referred to as 'King Tut's' wheat. It's related to the ancient grain spelt and is a distant relative of durum wheat. Its plump gold kernels called 'berries' are almost 3 times the size of modern wheat hybrids. Khorasan wheat is allergy friendly. Although it does contain gluten, it's highly water soluble gluten making it easier to digest than modern wheat. This is due to Khorasan's unique nutritional composition. Research by the International Food Allergy Association (IFAA) says, "For most wheat sensitive people, Khorasan wheat can be an excellent substitute for common wheat." Dr. Ellen Yoder, President of IFAA and a team of independent scientists and physicians arrived at this conclusion after studying two groups of wheat sensitive people - those with immediate immune system responses and those with a delayed immune system response. The delayed immune response group showed a remarkable 70 percent greater sensitivity to common wheat than to Kamut. With the immediate immune response group, those who were severely allergic, they found that 70 percent had no or minor reaction to Kamut. The Kamut Association of America and Europe calls kamut "the wheat you can eat." Khorasan wheat was introduced to America by an organic farmer in Montana in the 1940s. It is a rare non-hybridized wheat that offers the highest protein of any wheat.
Whole grain is the heart of a healthy diet providing the broadest spectrum of nutrients in the proportions that we need for good health and well being. Commercial pasta is made from highly refined chemically treated flour, processed in minutes through Teflon dies and ultra high heat or microwave drying, resulting in inferior flavor, diminished nutrition, poor cooking quality, and questionable value.
Scientists at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University say, "Whole grains help regulate blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar. In fact, low-glycemic index foods such as whole grains reduce hunger and can help to control weight." Scientists at the Agriculture Research Service completed a study of more than 2,000 people concluding, "at least three or more servings of whole grain foods everyday could reduce the chances of developing metabolic syndrome - a condition marked by a combination of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, poor blood sugar control, low HDL 'good' cholesterol and high blood fats."
According to the FDA, "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 FDA also states, "Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti is 100 percent whole grain, low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, and an excellent source of dietary fiber. Also, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti is made without salt and is sodium free. It is also an excellent source of protein and magnesium. It's a good source of carbohydrate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3), and zinc.
When you bite into properly cooked, al dente, Eden Organic Pasta the flavor and character of the grain is evident. Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti is made from whole, fresh, unbleached, non enriched flour. It doesn't need to be enriched because the grain has not be stripped of its nutrients. Eden Organic Pasta enhances energy, balance, clarity, and well being.
Use Eden Organic Kamut Spaghetti in your favorite pasta recipes for real whole grain nourishment and delicious flavor. Great with Eden Organic Spaghetti Sauce, or simply tossed with Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh herbs.