EDEN Organic Kamut Ditalini is a 100 percent whole grain pasta that provides essential whole grain nourishment from 100 percent organic whole grain Khorasan wheat. This ancient grain provides a powerhouse of nutrients, delicious texture and flavor. These short, ribbed tubes are versatile and fun to eat. Ditalini means 'little thimbles' in Italian.
EDEN Organic Kamut Ditalini is small batch crafted at the Eden Organic Pasta Company, a Detroit landmark employing traditional pasta making techniques and vintage Italian equipment since 1923. The Eden Organic Pasta Company was the first food production facility in North America to be third party certified organic. The organic Khorasan flour is Eden milled at our AIB rated Superior, Clinton, Michigan mill. The flour is mixed with purified water and thoroughly kneaded into dough. Using a traditional rotating screw press, the dough is extruded through an artisan brass ditalini (small tube shaped) die, cut into individual short tubes, and spread on drying racks. A patient drying process using steam and air finishes the pasta perfectly. Ditalini spend 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 three times the size of modern wheat. Khorasan 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 modern wheat find that they can thoroughly enjoy Khorasan.
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 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 Ditalini is 100 percent whole grain, low fat, low saturated fat, cholesterol free, and rich in 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 Kamut Ditalini is made with no salt added and is sodium free. It is an excellent source of protein and magnesium, and a good source of good carbohydrate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3), and zinc.
When you bite into 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 Pasta is made from fresh, unbleached, non enriched flour. It doesn't need to be enriched because the grain has not been stripped of its nutrients. EDEN Organic Pasta enhances energy, balance, clarity, and well being.
EDEN Organic Kamut Ditalini is an excellent choice for baked casseroles, soups, stir fries, and pasta salad, and with any of your favorite sauces. For the recipe on the back of the package, Kamut Ditalini and Bean Salad, visit www.edenpasta.com.