Eating whole grain does the opposite of dumbing us down. They uplift, open, expand, sharpen, and focus intellect, while nourishing intuition. Over time, whole grain is a way to physical, mental, and spiritual freedom. Being denied whole grain is subjugation. Whole grain and pseudo-grains (seeds generally considered whole grain like buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth) have been the core component of human sustenance for millennia. Today, in undeveloped countries, 60 to 80% of people’s diet consists of whole grains, in the poorest of these it is 80%+. In developed countries, grain consumption is approximately 30% of people’s diet, with a vast majority of it being highly processed, nutrient stripped refined grain, or empty calories.
During the 120 years of agriculture and food industrialization, a combination of huge scale, centralized food growing and production, coupled with the associated much longer shelf life for finished goods, people have been led to replace vital whole grain with the empty carbs of white bread, white rice, white flour, and ‘polished’ instant grains. Unforeseen long-term consequences of this have been catastrophic. Worldwide nutritional deficiencies have caused ongoing epidemics of health failures. Elaine Magee, RD, of WebMD Weight Loss Clinic says, “Frankly, we are only just realizing the nutritional fallout from almost eliminating whole grains from our diet over the past 100 years … switching to whole grains is one of the most important things you can do for your (physical and mental) health.”
After dozens of studies, the medical community and U.S. government now acknowledge the irrefutable role of whole grain in health. A movement back to whole grain is finally taking place. Organic whole grains like EDEN whole grain and whole grain cereals, are the finest and most delicious that can be found. In addition to their superior protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, whole grain helps the body burn 25% more calories per day. Whole grain subdues appetite and assists in weight control. Whole grain is a key to well-being, and essential to good health, intuition, and longevity. Today, essential importance and benefits of whole grains are being rediscovered and appreciated. Whole grain is a joyous revival.
Vital Integrity Cared For
The three main components of whole grain are: Endosperm (starch, minerals, and some protein), Bran (fiber, carbs, protein, minerals), and Germ (fats, protein, fiber, minerals). They make a perfect whole and together provide what is necessary to efficiently assimilate them. All three components contain essential nutrients. Refined grain, processed for endless shelf life, has most nutrients greatly reduced or completely removed. Organic EDEN grains are pure, natural whole grain. Eden works to maintain the vital integrity of every EDEN Whole Grain.
Commercial whole grain is first completely disassembled (refined). Then, using a government formula, partially reassembled to imitate whole grain and be called whole grain.
It is critically important to know what you are eating, and it is not made easy for us to do so, quite the contrary. USA food truth is very rare.
Human diet and health are best centered around natural whole grain.
EDEN whole grains are an entrée, can be mixed with other whole grain, added to bread dough, pancake and waffle batter, baked goods, soups and stews, stuffing, grain and vegetable dishes, and used for porridge.
EDEN Buckwheat — North Dakota organic family grown. Buckwheat is not related to wheat. It is gluten free. Hulled buckwheat, or buckwheat groats, are quick cooking whole grain; about 20 minutes. It is mild, light, and energizing nourishment with high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. Buckwheat is astonishingly warming to us in cold weather. Buckwheat is our best source of the bioflavonoid antioxidant rutin that is sadly under researched, but extremely beneficial.
EDEN Millet — Organic family grown, USA yellow millet is an ancient and uniquely alkaline grain. It takes a few minutes to toast, about 15 minutes to cook, and 10 minutes to fluff. Mildly sweet and light with complete protein, iron, B vitamins, and zinc. A versatile whole grain. First, toast it in a hot, dry pan stirring constantly. This greatly improves flavor and removes some undesirable elements. Millet with cauliflower makes great faux mashed potatoes. Gluten free.
EDEN Red and White Quinoa — two varieties of the ancient grain quinoa. Family plot organically grown at over 12,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. Quinoa is more versatile than brown rice, quicker cooking, and more nourishing. It has the best amino acid profile of any whole grain and provides complete protein that cooks in 12 minutes. EDEN Quinoas are Women’s Health, Grocery Headquarters, and Vegetarian Times award winners. Gluten free.
EDEN Wild Rice — authentic, hand harvested by Native Americans in canoes as required by law. Traditional wood fire parching imparts a delicious touch. It cooks light and fluffy in 30 minutes. Vegetarian Times “Best Go-To Grain.” Complete protein, 18 amino acids, B vitamins, folate, and zinc. This is not paddy cultivated, hybrid, black, hard, imitation wild rice. This is legendary, real wild rice.
Cereal in Minutes — Hot or Cold
Five EDEN Whole Grain organic Cereal Flakes. Kamut®, Spelt, Oat, Rye, and Brown Rice Flakes are American organic family grown. They are hulled, roasted or steamed, and rolled into quick cooking, versatile flakes. They make excellent porridge after 5 minutes or so of adding them to boiling water, and excel in soups, stews, and baked goods. Try mixing the flakes and adding some good dried fruit for an amazing porridge that’s superb any time of day!
Organic EDEN Müesli is three whole grain EDEN Flakes — Oat, Rye, and Spelt wheat — with sweet tart organic dried cranberries, raisins, wild blueberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, and raw sunflower seeds. EDEN Cinnamon Müesli features real organic cinnamon. Müesli is an any-time-of-day meal. Enjoy this müesli cereal hot or cold, at all hours. Use it in baked goods and add it to other cereals.