Edensoy is intelligently cooked 100 percent U.S.A. family farm organic soybeans. We visit each grower, their farms, and families regularly. Long term ingenious organic farming has created rich, vital soil that produces food brimming with energy, superior taste, and nutrition.
Original Edensoy is smooth, delicious, and nourishing organic soymilk. It provides whole balanced soy protein, healthy essential fatty acids, and high energy complex carbohydrates. All its soy protein is from Midwestern whole beans with all eighteen amino acids; not from the ubiquitous soy isolate. We use gentle, unrefined, naturally malted organic wheat and barley extract as a sweetener, and Edensoy is the only soymilk made with nourishing Japanese kombu seaweed.
In January 1983 Eden discovered soymilk made using techniques pioneered at Cornell University. Engineered in Japan, Eden improved the ingredients and Edensoy was introduced in July 1983. Its phenomenal success created a new grocery category - nondairy liquid food. Soybeans require specific preparation and thorough cooking to transform them into easy-to-digest, nutritious food. Edensoy is skillfully made at our certified organic Michigan plant with over 240 continuous quality control checks. It embodies our thorough research into how best choose and prepare soybeans. From the double reverse osmosis purified water, a patented enzyme invalidator, to the Swedish aseptic packaging equipment, every step contributes to greater value and the best possible nourishment from whole soy. Edensoy is the only soymilk made in the U.S.A. that is properly prepared to nurture human beings.
Eden Foods submitted Edensoy to the Non-GMO Project (The Project) on August 18, 2008. After thorough scientific study, covering everything from seed to aseptic carton, Edensoy became the first soymilk in North America to be verified compliant with The Project's standards for avoiding GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Soybeans today are predominantly genetically engineered. In 1993 Eden pioneered and perfected a process to avoid genetically engineered organisms and their derivatives in food. To keep Edensoy GMO free much work is demanded including multiple tests of all seed, in growing, at the elevator, and at the manufacturing plant. We avoid use of pharmaceutical enzymes and know all farms, fields, farmers, and suppliers. When the New York Times tested eleven soy and corn based foods, only one tested GMO free - Edensoy.
Highest Score in Soy Report
Eden Foods achieved the highest score, 955 out of 1,000, and the top rating in the Organic Soy Scorecard that presents a study carried out over a year-and-half into the social, environmental, and health impacts of soy foods in North America. The Cornucopia Institute, an independent advocate working to preserve organic integrity and create economic justice for family farmers, released the report May 2009. It evaluated sixty-two organic brands. Soy foods were rated on ten criteria including sourcing, stringency of organic certifier, and prevention of GMO and chemical contamination. Eden was declared a "hero" and ranked by far the highest in the organic soy industry. Read the report at: www.cornucopia.org
Seventy-three percent of Edensoy's package is from certified sustainable forests that ensure biological biodiversity and protect endangered species. They require no refrigeration in transport or storage and are recyclable. Greenhouse gas producing refrigeration is unnecessary until the package is opened at home. The EPA reports pollution from refrigeration has increased exponentially since the 1990s. Edensoy avoids unnecessary energy use. For aseptic package recycling centers contact your city and state recycling program or search for the nearest recycling facility at: www.recyclecartons.com.
Whole Soy Nourishment
Soybeans have been important food for at least 5,000 years. Western science confirmed soy as very healthy food. In 1999 the FDA recognized the role of soy in reducing cholesterol saying, "25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease." Whole organic soy foods, such as Edensoy, best provide the desired benefits. Whole food sources of phyotonutrients are always better than isolates and chemical imitations. The FDA further says, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Original Edensoy is low sodium, protein and potassium rich, and a good source of calcium, iron, thiamin B1, folate B9, magnesium, and copper. Edensoy is made with all natural whole food ingredients, providing the highest quality soy protein and a whole spectrum of balanced nutrients.
As soy became popular for health benefits, commercial food processors rushed through a series of shortcuts to exploit this. Though labeled "healthy" most soy foods are made with cheap processes and ingredients; cheap imported soy and grain, hexane extracted soy protein, and treated with a variety of toxic petrochemicals and unsavory additives. Most use undeclared chemical flavor maskers and refined sugars. Evaporated or dried cane juice is sugar, and organic sugar is an oxymoron. Edensoy is the best choice in seeking high quality, pure food.
Use Edensoy Original on cereal, and to make smoothies, freeze pops, creamy soups, sauces, gravies, breads, pastries, and desserts. Use it cup-for-cup when substituting for other milk. To make soy buttermilk place 1 tablespoon of Eden Organic Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup of Edensoy and let sit 2 to 3 minutes until thick, then use as you would dairy buttermilk in baking. Browse over 200 soymilk recipes.