EDEN 100 percent Whole Grain Spaghetti is made of organic, whole grain golden amber durum wheat grown on family farms, in North Dakota by those committed to building vital soil, cleansing the environment, and producing the safest and most nutritious food. Golden amber durum wheat is the most sought after pasta making grain in the world, favored for its excellent nutrition and its ability to create smooth firm texture. One of our 100 percent whole grain pastas providing essential whole grain nourishment.
EDEN 100 percent Whole Grain Spaghetti is small batch hand crafted with care 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 grain durum wheat flour is prepared in at our organic, AIB inspected Clinton, Michigan mill. The flour is blended with purified water. Slow, thorough kneading prepares the dough. Using a traditional rotating screw press, the dough is extruded through an artisan brass elbow die, and cut into long strands that are hung on drying racks. A patient drying process using steam and air finishes the pasta perfectly, with about 48 hours in the final drying room. Each step helps to create spaghetti of exceptional flavor, texture and character.
Whole grain is the heart of a healthy diet providing the broadest spectrum of nutrients in the proportions that we need to grow and thrive. 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.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Tufts' Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts' Nutrition Daily', April 17, 2001, writes "Grains have received bad press recently. But only claims that refer to refined grains, those that make up the 'typical' American diet can be considered true. When you're talking about whole grains, it's a whole different story." She further states, "Not only is refined grain devoid of several beneficial nutrients, but its glycemic index is increased. The glycemic index measures the rate at which carbohydrates break down into sugar once they are eaten. When you eat a food with a high glycemic index, you will feel less full than if you ate a food with a lower glycemic index. But not all grain products have a high-glycemic index. Whole grain products, and other high-fiber foods, have low-glycemic indexes, whereas refined grains, grains that are stripped of fiber, have high-glycemic indexes. When grains get 'bad press', it is based on the premise that they have a high-glycemic index. Examples of refined grain products made with flour include white breads and other baked goods, pasta, crackers, and white rice, the majority of a 'typical' American diet. Do not be fooled by 'enriched' grain products; enrichment replaces most of the B vitamins like thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin, but it does not replace any of the fiber, vitamin E, or trace minerals from the bran, lost in the milling process. Eating a variety of plant foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is an important part of a healthy diet and offers numerous health benefits. Unfortunately, people tend to think of grain as a grain, rather than a refined one versus a whole grain. And since supermarkets are teeming with processed foods, whole grains are not commonly incorporated into the daily American diet; but, by omitting them from your diet, you could be missing out on some enormous health benefits."
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 Spaghetti is 100 percent whole grain, low fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, and an excellent source of dietary fiber. Furthermore, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." EDEN Organic 100 percent Whole Grain Spaghetti is sodium free. It is an excellent source of protein, phosphorus, magnesium, and thiamin (vitamin B1). It is a good source of carbohydrate, iron, zinc, and niacin (vitamin B3).
When you bite into properly cooked, al dente, EDEN Organic Pasta, the flavor and character of the grain is evident. Unlike commercial pasta, it holds its texture without becoming mushy, and does not cause sleep inducing carbohydrate overload. EDEN Organic 100 percent Whole Grain Spaghetti is made from fresh, unbleached, non enriched flour. It doesn't need to be enriched because we have not stripped the nutrients out of the grain.
Use EDEN 100 percent Whole Grain Spaghetti in your favorite pasta recipes for real whole grain nourishment and delicious flavor. Great with any type of sauce or simply tossed with Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh herbs. A favorite in Spicy Spaghetti Salad in our recipe section.