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September 2018

Beneficial, naturally sweet, energizing fruit has always been prized. For eons people have pressed, chopped, mashed, and cooked fruit to make juice, sauces, and butters. EDEN fruit is similarly handled — pure, straight–forward traditional ways. Its exceptional taste comes from caring fruit selection, and the healthy organic soils and plants that grow them. Good fruit does not need the addition of refined sugar, GMO derived citric acid, or untoward chemicals to make it appealing. Factory farm fruit does, because its taste has been so depleted from the damaged soil and plants that grow it. Fruits from nefarious systems of production require pretend sweetness (GMO corn sugar), and artificial, imitation enhancements (chemicals) because the natural goodness is long gone. Over the past century, satisfying greed with cheap and easy food became the main goal of commercial food producers.

Pure fruit of simple preparation is still enjoyed in EDEN Juices, Sauces, Butters, and Concentrates. No shortcuts are taken. No toxic chemicals are added. Patience and traditional values are ingredients of EDEN fruit. Old apple varieties, Montmorency tart cherries, and northern strawberries are Great Lakes organic fruit from 25 years of conversion to growing methods that work with nature. Hard work, simple pressing, and kettle cooking are best — much better taste, more ethical, and far more beneficial.

Organic Method Family Orchards and Vineyards

It is consistently shown that organic fruit has substantially more antioxidants than chemically grown. A six–year Washington State University study shows that organic agriculture methods produce better tasting fruit than chemically grown fruit, and that this benefit is not just sensory, but indicative of increased health benefits. Dr. R.H. Lui at Cornell says, “Scientists like to isolate single components such as vitamin C, E, or beta carotene to study antioxidant benefits. It turns out that none of these work alone. It is the combination of flavonoids and polyphenols doing the work.” Montmorency tart cherries have at least 17 antioxidants, some extremely potent. Concord grape juice is ranked No. 1 in antioxidant benefit, especially for its proanthocyanidins. Buyer beware — the average commercial fruit grower uses more than 35 toxic insecticides, fungicides, and weed killers.

Four EDEN Apple Sauces ~ Apple, Apple Cherry, Apple Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, and four EDEN Fruit Butters ~ Apple, Apple Cherry, Cherry, and Grape spreads are purely best; made of uniquely delicious fruit, family grown on the shores of the Great Lakes and the Finger Lakes of New York. Eden has worked with these families for decades, helping to convert orchards, vineyards, fields, and handling practices to organic. EDEN Fruit Sauces and Fruit Butters are kettle cooked the traditional way. This concentrates the flavor and creates uniquely rich enjoyment.

Cloudy Juice is Rich Value

It has become clear that cloudy (non–clarified) fruit juice is the big winner when it comes to antioxidant content and beneficial values. Cloudy fruit juice contains up to four times more polyphenols (a class of antioxidants that eliminate free radicals) than clear juice. The Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture concluded that genetically engineered (GMO) derived enzymes used to extract and clarify fruit juice actually reduce antioxidants, flavor, and nutritional value. Clear juice was found devoid of pectin and other beneficial components that help assimilate the natural fruit sugar fructose. GMO derived clarifying and extraction enzymes are deemed ‘processing aids’ and are not required to be declared as ingredients.

Organic EDEN Apple, Grape, and Cherry Juice, as well as Cherry Juice Concentrate, are pure organically grown fruit of simple preparation. They are pressed and lightly filtered with every ingredient declared on the amber glass bottle that protects flavor, nutrients, and antioxidant value.

EDEN Apple Juice received Alive magazine’s Award of Excellence for exceptional flavor, nutrition, integrity of ingredients, processing, and handling. EDEN Cherry Juice was recognized as one of the top fine beverages in the world, receiving the National Association of the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Outstanding Beverage award. It is rewarding to the senses and overall health with a deep crimson color and cherry pie bouquet. EDEN Grape Juice has also been honored by the NASFT, receiving its Outstanding Cold Beverage award. It is refreshing with a pleasant slight tartness and sweet notes unlike any other Concord grape juice. Pleasure, beneficial nutrients, and peace of mind are intangibles of EDEN fruit.

Healthy Pleasure, a Rewarding Choice

Delicious EDEN Apple Sauces, Butters, and Juice in the pantry year–round, and you are ready to serve or enjoy authentic, unadulterated wonderful taste and health benefits of pure and purifying organic fruit as beverages, snacks, toppings, sides, and for cooking and baking. Find the EDEN Apple Sauce Sampler, Fruit Butter Sampler, and Juice Sampler at www.edenfoods.com. They make excellent gifts in the EDEN Apple Butter (apple and apple/cherry) or Fruit Tote Bags.

No refined sugars, artificial processing aids, GMO enzymes, or untoward additives are ever used — they are not needed. All are packed in BPA free glass jars. Gluten free, and all but the grapes are kosher.