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July 2010

“Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.”
–William Cowper 1731-1800, English poet

A varied, balanced diet is essential to good nutrition and is accentuated by varying cooking styles and methods. Spices deliver significantly more than flavor. They contain potent phytonutrients that soothe, comfort, activate, and energize, while imparting their flavors of pungent, spicy hot, sweet, sour, savory, and salty. They also provide a wealth of protective antioxidants. Herbs, spices, and other seasonings not only add flavor and inspire kitchen creativity, they're aromatic and stimulate appetite, aid digestion, and are beneficial to circulatory, heart, and liver health. Two great examples of spices known for their health benefits are turmeric, which is a renowned liver tonic, and cayenne pepper, which is known to burn fat. The intelligent and intuitive blending of herbs and spices takes their efficacy quantum levels higher. Yet another motivator for variety is an old Chinese belief that eating a new food adds a day to one's life.

“…Best…Plant Food…”

There are over 4,000 varieties of beans worldwide that provide a remarkable diversity of foods. They come in many sizes, shapes, and colors, and each has a distinctive taste offering an abundance of nutrients. “Beans are probably the best human plant food there is,” says plant geneticist, George L. Hosfield, referring to the high protein, high fiber, low fat, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of beans. Most cultures of the world enjoy beans as a staple in their diet, and have for thousands of years for very good reason. They deeply satisfy and nourish, and come packed with health benefits only now being appreciated. Classic seasoned beans, like EDEN organic seasoned beans, have played a significant role in shaping the cuisine of cultures the world over.

Heat, Stir, and Serve

EDEN Organic Seasoned Beans come in five varieties with every ingredient carefully chosen. Lentils w/Onion and Bay Leaf are organic green lentils cooked in a savory organic sauce. Baked Beans w/Sorghum and Mustard are organic navy beans and pure organic sweet sorghum in a classic New England recipe. Spicy Pintos are cooked thoroughly in a tomato puree seasoned with organic spices, organic chili peppers, and organic jalapenos. Chili Beans are dark red kidney beans in an organic jalapeno and organic red chili tomato sauce. Caribbean Black Beans with organic island spices are made with organic black turtle beans. With EDEN Seasoned Beans in the pantry, quick and easy meals are on the table in just minutes. Heat, stir, and serve or use in making soup, chili, tacos, burritos, quesadilla, dips, chili cornbread, pie, and other favorites.

Pure, Delicious, and Purifying

EDEN beans are U.S.A. family farm organically grown, soaked overnight, and skillfully cooked at our certified organic, kosher cannery with purified water and non-irradiated organic herbs and spices. Since April 1999 EDEN beans feature bisphenol–A (BPA) free cans with a baked–on c–enamel lining that does not contain the toxic endocrine disruptor BPA. Eden is the only manufacturer to date that uses bisphenol-A free lined cans. EDEN Seasoned Beans provide double the flavor of other brands, less than half the sodium, and never any processing chemicals. Spice up your life with a variety of pure and purifying EDEN Seasoned Beans.