This rye is grown on the high plains of North Dakota on family farms by those dedicated to building vital soil, cleansing the environment, and producing the safest, most nutritious and delicious food. Rugged climate and careful consideration for the plant environment produce rye that is nutritious and ideally suited for pasta making. One of our 100 percent whole grain pastas providing essential whole grain nourishment.
Eden Organic Rye Spirals are 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. The rye flour is prepared in at our organic, AIB rate Superior, Clinton, Michigan mill. The flour is blended with purified water and slow, thorough kneading prepares the dough. Using a traditional rotating screw press, the dough is extruded through an artisan brass spiral die, cut into individual pieces, and spread on drying racks. A patient drying process using steam and air finishes the pasta perfectly in approximately 16 hours. 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."
Rye Secale cereale is a close relative to wheat, rich and robust with a dark brown, slender kernel. It first emerged as a wild seed bearing grass in Asia Minor, became a European staple grain for centuries and remains so today in its rugged northern climates. Rye's strong flavor matches its weed like hardiness having the ability to improve depleted soil, and reputed ability to build muscles, strengthen the liver, and promote energy and endurance.
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 Rye Spirals are 100 percent whole grain, fat and cholesterol free, and an excellent source of dietary fiber, 32% of the recommend daily value. Furthermore, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." Eden Organic Rye Spirals are made without salt and are very low sodium. They are an excellent source of folate (vitamin B9). They are a good source of protein, carbohydrate, iron, thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (B3), magnesium, and phosphorus.
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 Rye Spirals are 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. Eden Organic Pasta enhances energy, balance, clarity, and well being.
Eden Organic Rye Spirals are a versatile pasta that's delicious any way you chose to present it. Its spiral shape and chunky size make it an excellent choice for casseroles and pasta salad, with beans or chunky marinara and creamy sauces. It's also great simply tossed with Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh herbs.