EDEN Organic Kamut Elbows are made of organic whole grain Khorasan wheat grown on family farms in Montana and North Dakota by those committed to building vital soil, cleansing the environment, and producing the safest and most nutritious food. One of our 100 percent whole grain pastas providing essential whole grain nourishment.
EDEN Organic Kamut Elbows are small batch 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 grain Khorasan wheat flour is prepared at our organic, AIB rated Superior, 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, cut, and spread on drying racks. A patient drying process using steam and air finishes the pasta perfectly after about 16 hours in the final drying room. Each step helps to create pasta 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 an ancient grain with large golden kernels native to Asia Minor and Egypt, often referred to as 'King Tut's' wheat. It is closely related to the ancient grain spelt and is a distant relative of durum wheat. Its plump golden kernels, called 'berries', are about 3 times the size of modern wheat. Kamut was introduced to America by an organic farmer in Montana in the 1940s. It is a rare non hybridized grain that offers the highest protein of any wheat. Khorasan's protein structure (gluten) is highly water soluble and many people with intolerance to other wheat find that they can thoroughly enjoy Khorasan wheat.
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. Most commercial pasta is made from highly refined, chemically treated flour, processed in minutes through Teflon dies with ultra high heat or microwave drying that results in inferior flavor, diminished nutrition, poor cooking quality, and questionable value. A much better choice is EDEN Organic Pasta with whole grain nourishment to enhance energy and promote healthy weight and blood sugar levels.
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." Also, "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 Elbows are made from 100 percent whole grain, low in fat and saturated fat, 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 Elbows are sodium free, made without salt. They are an excellent source of protein and magnesium, and a good source of carbohydrate, iron, zinc, thiamin (B1), and niacin (B3).
When you bite into EDEN Organic Pasta, the flavor and character of the grain is evident. Unlike most commercial pasta, it holds its texture without becoming mushy and does not cause sleep inducing carbohydrate overload. EDEN Organic Pasta is made from fresh, unbleached, non enriched flour. It doesn't need to be enriched because we have not stripped the nutrients our of the grain. EDEN Organic Pasta enhances energy, balance, clarity, and well being.
EDEN Organic Kamut Elbows are a versatile pasta that is delicious any way you choose to prepare it. An especially good choice for casseroles, pasta salad, with beans, soups or sauces. Try in a Great American Macaroni Salad in our recipe section.