Udon Noodles are Happy Food

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May 2011

Udon noodles are al dente, chewy pasta similar in shape and cook-time to linguine, but square cut. Cooking them the right length of time is key. They are wholesome food of complex carbohydrates, protein, and important phyonutrients. Udon is easy to digest, and is relaxingly satisfying. They are endlessly versatile, easy to make, and a simple joy to serve and eat.

Best Food for Women

Women's Health magazine selected Organic Whole Grain EDEN Udon as one of the “125 Best Packaged Foods for Women” in their November 2010 issue. It was the top choice in the “Pasta & Rice” category. Women's Health said, “With 15 percent of your daily dose of iron, zinc, and niacin, plus 20 percent of your day's thiamin, phosphorus, and magnesium, Eden's Japanese noodle puts others to shame.” They also said, “No need to fear these carbs.” In making their selections, healthful qualities of each food were studied and rated. Organic Whole Grain EDEN Udon received the highest rating of all items in all of their categories.

Artisan Crafted in Montréal

EDEN udon noodles are the finest organic North American family farm grain, crafted at the Sobaya Company of Montréal, Québec using the same roll-and-cut process as udon and soba made in Japan. Sobaya Company imported Japanese equipment for North America's only certified organic, traditional noodle making plant. They make the finest udon and soba available in the Western hemisphere.

The Only 100% Whole Grain Udon

Organic Whole Grain EDEN Udon is the only 100% whole grain udon. It is made of organic durum wheat. It begins with Eden chosen grain that is fresh milled for each production cycle. Flour is kneaded with pure water and a bit of EDEN Sea Salt that binds the dough, enhances flavor, and preserves the dried pasta. When ready, the dough is rolled out and folded onto itself eight times, then cut to length. Long strands of noodles are lifted onto racks, rolled into drying rooms, and slowly air dry for up to two days. Dutifully tended, they are hand cut and packed when perfectly finished. Patience and a no–shortcut approach create superior texture, flavor, and ultimately, well nourished well–being.

Purifying Whole Grain Burns Fat

Whole grain helps the body burn 25% more calories per day. 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 foods such as whole grain reduce hunger and can help to control weight.”

Original Fast Food

Organic EDEN Udon and Soba also come in six additional varieties: • Kamut Udon • Spelt Udon • Wheat & Rice Udon, and the buckwheat and wheat noodles • Soba • Kamut Soba, and • Spelt Soba. Like the organic 100% Whole Grain Udon, each is low sodium and a good source of protein.

Each of them is great for making salads, stir fries, and sushi. Visit edenfoods.com for additional information and dozens of free recipes including noodle sushi and savory dashi – the traditional shoyu soy sauce, kombu noodle broth.