Eden Organic Parsley Garlic Spaghetti is one of our popular 60 percent whole grain pastas. Organic parsley and organic garlic give this spaghetti its classic flavor. We use only the finest certified organic and non-irradiated herbs.
Golden Amber Durum Wheat Triticum aestivum is the most sought after pasta making grain in the world favored for its excellent nutrition and its ability to create smooth firm texture. Eden durum is grown on the high plains of Montana and North Dakota using organic methods on family farms by those committed to to building vital soil, cleansing the environment, and producing the safest, most nutritious and delicious food.
Eden Parsley Garlic Spaghetti is small batch hand crafted at the Eden Organic Pasta Company, a Detroit landmark using 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 golden amber durum flour is small batch milled at our organic, AIB rated Superior, Clinton, Michigan mill. Semolina flour is prepared at a certified organic mill. The two flours are blended and mixed with purified water, parsley and garlic. Slow, thorough kneading prepares the dough. Using a traditional screw press the dough is extruded through an artisan brass die and cut into long strands and hung on drying racks. It goes through an initial hot air/steam dryer to reduce moisture slowly, then to the final drying room for 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."
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." 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 Parsley Garlic Spaghetti is heart healthy whole grain nourishment - made with 60 percent whole grain, low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, and rich in 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 Parsley Garlic Spaghetti is sodium free, and made without salt. It is a good source of protein, carbohydrate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3), phosphorus, and magnesium.
When you bite into Eden Organic Pasta the flavor and character of the grain is evident. Eden Organic Parsley Garlic Spaghetti is made from 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.
Eden Organic Parsley Garlic Spaghetti's exceptional flavor shines when simply tossed with Eden Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil. Great with chunky marinara or creamy, rich sauces too.