EDEN Organic Cajun Small Red Beans & Brown Rice are made with the finest certified organic ingredients grown in nutrient rich vital soil, on USA family farms by those committed to cleansing the environment and growing the most nutritious, safe food. The only cooked and canned organic small beans and organic short grain brown rice in this hemisphere.
At Eden's certified organic kosher cannery, organic small red beans are soaked overnight and blanched. The beans are combined with organic short grain brown rice and our select blend of Eden organic tomato puree, organic onion, organic garlic, organic dried red bell peppers, organic cayenne, organic parsley, organic bay leaf, organic black pepper, and organic cumin. They are expertly cooked with purified water and a bit of EDEN Sea Salt.
EDEN Organic Rice & Beans are packed in steel cans coated with a baked on oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA). Oleoresin is a natural mixture of an oil and a resin extracted from various plants, such as pine or balsam fir. These cans cost 14% more than the industry standard cans that do contain BPA. The can maker, Ball Corporation, tells us that Eden is the only U.S. food maker to date to use these BPA free cans and we have been since April 1999.
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," "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," and "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." EDEN Rice & Cajun Small Red Beans are low fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, a good source of dietary fiber, and low sodium. They are also a good source of thiamin (B1), magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
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."
Beans are an important source of two essential amino acids not found in cereals, lysine and threonine. Whole grains complement beans and together deliver complete protein. Enjoying a variety of beans in combination with whole grain is a good step toward healthy eating.
Just heat, stir, and serve. For hearty soups and stews, simply add a variety fresh vegetables, water or stock, adjust the seasoning if desired, and simmer until the vegetables are tender. A great filling for burritos topped with salsa.