Eden® Organic Soba and Udon Upgraded from Bags to Boxes

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26 February 2007

Eden<span class="reg">®</span> Organic Soba and Udon Upgraded from Bags to Boxes

Clinton, Michigan - Eden Organic Soba and Udon, all seven varieties, now have upgraded packaging. The former bags are now New reclosable boxes.

The new boxes are made of 100% recycled paperboard and are recyclable. They are designed to be displayed either horizontally or vertically. A window on the front of each box shows the pasta within. There is no change in price, UPC code, or nutritional information, only the packaging has been improved and updated.

Eden Organic Soba and Udon are made of the finest North American family farm organically grown grain • Buckwheat • Hard Red Spring Wheat • Whole Grain Durum Wheat • California Short Grain Rice • Kamut® • and Spelt. They are small batch crafted at the Sobaya Company of Montréal, Québec, an Eden company and North America's only certified organic, traditional Japanese pasta manufacturer.

All Eden Soba and Udon are made by the traditional Japanese method of 'roll and cut,' a technique that has been handed down through generations. The grain is freshly ground for each small batch run. The flour is slowly kneaded with pure water and a bit of Eden Sea Salt. The salt helps to bind the dough, enhances flavor, and naturally preserves the pasta. When ready the dough is rolled out and folded onto itself eight times, then cut to length. The long strands of noodles are lifted onto racks and moved into the drying room. They are allowed to dry slowly for up to two days depending upon thickness, temperature, and humidity. Constantly monitored until ready, they are hand cut and boxed. Each step helps create their perfect texture and flavor.

Eden makes seven varieties of Organic Soba and Udon. Each is low sodium and a good to excellent source of protein, thiamin (vitamin B1), niacin (vitamin B3), iron, and magnesium.

Eden Organic Udon - Organic Whole Grain Durum Wheat, Eden Sea Salt. 100% whole grain Udon. Heart Healthy.

Eden Organic Kamut Udon - Organic Kamut Wheat, Eden Sea Salt. Many with sensitivity to modern wheat can enjoy kamut because of its highly water soluble gluten, and it makes superb Udon.

Eden Organic Kamut Soba - 80% Organic Kamut Wheat, 20% Organic Whole Buckwheat, Eden Sea Salt. Kamut is a non-hybridized ancient wheat. Buckwheat is a traditional health food that warms and energizes.

Eden Organic Soba - 70% Organic Spring Wheat, 30% Organic Whole Buckwheat, Eden Sea Salt. 'Soba' is Japanese for buckwheat, and for the traditional square cut noodle that is always made with buckwheat.

Eden Organic Spelt Soba - 80% Organic Spelt, 20% Organic Whole Buckwheat, Eden Sea Salt. Spelt is commonly tolerated by those with sensitivities to modern wheat. Here it's blended with gluten free buckwheat.

Eden Organic Spelt Udon - Organic Spelt Wheat, Eden Sea Salt. An ancient cousin of modern wheat. St. Hildegarde wrote, "Spelt produces a strong body and healthy blood, and makes the spirit light and cheerful."

Eden Organic Wheat & Rice Udon - 80% Organic Spring Wheat, 20% Organic Rice, Eden Sea Salt. The finest North American family farm organically grown short grain rice (Lundberg) and wheat.

Eden Organic Soba and Udon are certified organic and kosher pareve. Suggested retail prices are from $2.69 to $3.05. They are delicious in stir-fries, salads, and soups, with sauces, and with dashi, traditional Japanese noodle broth. Visit www.edenfoods.com for over 900 free recipes.

Eden means no irradiation, no preservatives, no chemical additives, no food colorings, no refined sugars, no genetically engineered ingredients; just the safest, most nutritious, certified organically grown food that can be found. More than 260 Eden foods are available at discerning retailers in the U.S.A. and Canada. For more information, or if you would like our email for press releases, please call 800 248-0320, email us at cs@edenfoods.com or visit www.edenfoods.com. Retailers and Co-ops please go to access.edenfoods.com.