EDENSOY was introduced in July 1983. Its broad appeal as a plant based liquid food created a new grocery category. Using knowledge of soy preparation experts, miso masters, EDENSOY demonstrated that a storehouse of bean nourishment could be unlocked for smooth and easy human assimilation. EDENSOY was enthusiastically received in America. EDENSOY remains unique in how it provides a beneficial solution to nutrition and lifestyle necessities.
Remarkable demand for the pure, non-dairy nourishment of EDENSOY caused dozens of food companies to quickly produce EDENSOY look a likes. The imitations completely ignored proper soybean preparation which resulted in digestion/assimilation problems along with a poor taste. They did not understand how EDENSOY is made, why it is made that way, and the importance of pure ingredients. The copycats universally resorted to toxic chemical flavor maskers to coverup the bad taste. Chemicals that were never declared as ingredients by the makers. The copycats were not at all good food and provided no satisfaction.
Fake liquid food flooded the market. People were repulsed by them, and driven away from the plant based liquid food category until sugar-water rice and nut milks quickly proliferated.
While EDENSOY continued success, massively funded media propaganda disparaging soy nourishment arose. Powers-that-be did not want new nourishment solutions for people, no matter how good or beneficial they were. Skillfully designed disinformation campaigns were used to prevent acceptance of well prepared and enjoyable food like EDENSOY.
Thoughtful preparation of EDENSOY carries out the necessary steps that a miso master’s knowledge and wisdom thoroughly understands. This results in the excellent taste and nourishment of this food designed for human consumption. EDENSOY is the sole soymilk with easy to assimilate pure nourishment and a natural, delicious taste.
To unlock the storehouse of nourishment in soybeans, specific cooking measures are precisely carried out. Narrow ranges of temperature, pressure, and their timing must be applied to the soybeans and the water extracted soymilk. The same is true in order to invalidate certain enzymes such as trypsin inhibitors in raw beans that impede digestion. This requires knowledge and know-how that only EDENSOY embodies. It takes a persistent dedication to excellence, understanding, and the right equipment. EDENSOY’s purified water, Eden select ingredients, enzyme invalidation, Japanese and American processing equipment, and Swedish aseptic packaging each contribute to the best possible nourishment from whole soy.
EDENSOY is the first Original. It was a descriptive word chosen in 1983 to avoid the adjective Plain. That decision caused broad use of Original, first on food labels and gradually on almost everything else.
EDENSOY’s unique methods of preparation and its beneficial qualities have been reliably realized for over 40 years.
EDENSOY remains real organic, whole Midwestern soybeans made in Michigan with more than 240 continuous quality control checks. It stands alone in the U.S. as soymilk with pure ingredients, proper preparation, and the best possible nourishment.
Non-GMO Verified Soymilk
Foreseeing commercialization of genetically engineered (GEO) soybeans, Eden Foods took every step necessary to protect EDENSOY from them. In 1993, Eden Foods implemented an effective system to avoid genetically engineered / modified organisms (GMOs) and their derivatives. The system involves participation of Eden Foods’ farmers, suppliers, and laboratories. If you do not test for GMOs, you do not know if they are there or not.
GMO testing protocols are fully functional and the non-GMO EDENSOY supply network remains pure. It is also used by Japanese miso and soymilk makers for their domestic markets.
Much work is demanded to keep EDENSOY GMO free, including stringent tests of seed, the crop while it grows, at the cleaning elevator storage site, and at the manufacturing plant. Eden Foods avoids use of GMO-derived pharmaceutical enzymes and works with farms, farmers, fields, and suppliers we know and trust.
When the New York Times tested eleven soy and corn-based foods, only one tested GMO-free, EDENSOY. In 2009, EDENSOY became America’s first soymilk verified by the Non-GMO Project for GMO avoidance after a thorough analysis of inputs and packaging materials.
Commercial non-dairy milks use inadequate techniques and lowest cost ingredients. Hexane-defatted GMO soy protein isolates, refined sugar, chemical flavors, whiteners, flavor masking chemicals, and unlisted processing aids are some of the hidden ingredients used.
Flavor masking chemicals are unmentioned, hidden ingredients called “processing aids” common in commercial soymilk, except EDENSOY. According to the FDA, processing aids need not be listed as ingredients on labels because they are used in small amounts and do not impact the nutritional information panel. Chemical sales folks have relayed to Eden Foods that every soymilk, except EDENSOY, uses these undeclared, we believe toxic, chemical flavor maskers.
So-called “Natural Flavors” are another category of chemical additive deception. According to the Environmental Working Group, natural flavors commonly contain more chemicals than artificial flavors. Legislation and practices in this category are manufacturer friendly, at the expense of people knowing what they are eating. Industrial chemical recipes somehow become natural flavors and even organic natural flavors. They are manufactured chemicals. Food safety studies of them are woefully inadequate, whitewashed, or non-existent. They are not created using only the foods they are imitating but are a chemical mix, some from other plant and animal products. FDA does not require the listing of “Incidental Additives.” They do not require them as part of an ingredient statement.
The Environmental Working Group also says, “Flavor extracts and food ingredients that have been derived from genetically engineered crops are also labeled ‘natural’ because the FDA has not defined what the term ‘natural’ means.”
Every ingredient in EDENSOY is declared on the label. There are no untoward additives. Unsweetened EDENSOY is ideal for those who just want plain, good tasting soymilk. It is higher in protein than other soymilk. It is gluten-free. Extra Original and Extra Vanilla EDENSOY is enriched with the most bioavailable vegan vitamins and minerals, and is the only soymilk made with nourishing kombu sea vegetables for valuable trace minerals and enhanced taste. Cocoa EDENSOY is made with real organic dark cocoa powder. Carob EDENSOY is made with dried, ground organic carob pods for a chocolate-like taste. Vanilla and Vanilla Extra EDENSOY are the only commercial soymilks in America made using only real, pure, organic Madagascar vanilla extract. Cleaner, gentler, naturally malted whole grain barley/wheat extract and organic maple syrup sweeteners are used in some EDENSOY versions. We avoid commonly used cane sugar and evaporated cane juice.
EDENSOY provides the highest quality whole bean soy protein, essential fatty acids, and an entire range of nutrients including calcium, potassium, B vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and phytonutrients.
Eden visits its grower farms and families regularly. Long-term organic agriculture creates rich, vital soil that grows food with much more energy, far better taste, and more complete nutrients. pareve.
EDEN brand soy foods achieved the highest score of 955 out of 1,000, and the top rating in the Organic Soy Scorecard shows the results of a year-and-a-half study on the social, environmental, and health impact of soy foods in North America. Cornucopia Institute, an independent advocate working to preserve organic integrity and create economic justice for family farmers, created the report. It evaluated 62 organic brands, rating them on ten criteria including sourcing, stringency of the organic certifier, and prevention of GMO and chemical contamination. Eden was declared a “Hero” and EDENSOY ranks, by far, the highest in the organic food industry. The full report is at cornucopia.org. EDENSOY is also the top-ranked plant-based beverage scoring a perfect 1850 out of 1850 possible points. cornucopia.org/scorecard/plant-based-beverages
NEW Twist Cap on an Ecological Cartons
EDENSOY cartons are from 73% certified renewably managed forests that ensure biological diversity and protect endangered species. Filled EDENSOY cartons require no refrigeration in transport or storage until opened at home, and they are recyclable. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports pollution from refrigeration has increased exponentially since the 1990s. EDENSOY avoids unnecessary energy use. For aseptic package recycling centers contact your local recycling program or search for the nearest recycling facility at recyclecartons.com
EDENSOY features a NEW twist open/close cap that makes it easy to pour and tightly seal after opening.
Smooth & Delicious
EDENSOY is smooth and delicious. Use it on hot or cold cereal, in smoothies, smoothie bowls, freezer pops, cream soups, sauces, gravy, breads, pastries, and desserts. Use it cup-for-cup as a substitute for dairy milk in cooking.
For EDENSOY Buttermilk – mix 1 cup EDENSOY Original or Unsweetened with 1 teaspoon EDEN Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 tablespoon of organic EDEN Apple Cider Vinegar and let sit for about 5 minutes, until it thickens. Use as buttermilk in baking. For free recipes visit edenfoods.com/recipes.
A Principled Natural Food Company
Principles that respect life and contribute to its well-being. Commonsensical, straightforward, and forthright methods in actions with other people. Universal principles that have guided Eden Foods since 1968.
Translating macrobiotic principles into dietary guidance points to a basic need of pure whole grain being the fulcrum of one’s balanced diet. When that is accomplished, most everything else will take care of itself at every level; personal, mental, physical, emotional, societal, economic, political, spiritual, environmental, and interpersonal.
In the long run, improved judgment results.
A transition from commercial food to a healthy diet based upon whole grain is not an easy task, but it is a basic necessity to accomplish freedom, harmony, and to nourish intuition. The transition requires focused persistence. Considerable experience and knowledge about food, its uses, and benefits are available to help those working to make change.