Someone left the barley in the rain?

It has been an integral part of human civilization since the late Stone Age. Stacking on the PressureIt was the major grain of the Ancient Egyptians and the Hebrews, a symbol of the Earth mother Demeter in Greece, a unit of currency in Babylon; but when did Barley (Hordeum vulgare) turn sweet on the world? As one story goes a careless Mesopotamian left his barley outside in the rain one night. When he found it again it was a sticky mess, but wonderfully sweet and delicious! (His neighbor, not to be outdone, left his own barley outside for many more days until it fermented, but that is a different story...) Barley malt syrup is one of the only true natural sweeteners available to us today.

Kinder and gentler

There are only two ingredients in EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup: water and barley, organically grown on family farms in North and South Dakota. It is traditionally malted in a 30-45 day process. First the grain is steeped in water. As it sprouts more than 140 enzymes are created which break down proteins and turn complex carbohydrates into sugars. When sugar levels are optimal the sprouted grain is kiln roasted, cured, mashed, cooked, filtered, concentrated, and packed. EDEN Barley Malt Syrup is over 75% maltose, plus small amounts of glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Unlike refined sugars that are pure sucrose and processed in ways that harm health and the environment, EDEN Barley Malt Syrup is a natural, nourishing sweetener that is kinder to you and yours.

How sweet it is ...

EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup is about half as sweet as refined sugar and has a consistency and flavor similar to that of molasses. It is delicious over cereal and pancakes, in popcorn balls and caramel corn, and with sweet potatoes and winter squash. Use it to make moist cakes, gingerbread, muffins, pumpernickel bread, and Boston baked beans. If a lighter, sweeter flavor is desired, EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup can be combined with other organic grain sweeteners or organic maple syrup. When substituting EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup for refined white or brown sugar, use 1 1/3 cups of barley malt for 1 cup of sugar, and reduce the liquid in the recipe by about 1/4 cup. Using 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of barley malt helps produce lighter baked goods.   P.S. - Many homebrew beer makers swear by EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup as their "secret ingredient."



This Month's Special


As a valued customer, receive 20% OFF any Barley Malt Syrup you order. Simply enter the coupon code "MALT" when prompted during checkout. We encourage you to extend this offer to friends and family as well.

Offer expires January 31, 2007.



The Best Pecan Pie

Serves: 8  |  Prep Time: 1:20 |  Cook Time: 0:30

Ingredients

CRUST
• 1 1/2 cups Eden Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
• 1/4 tsp Eden Sea Salt
• 1/4 cup Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1/2 cup EdenBlend, Edensoy Original, Edensoy Extra Original or Edensoy Unsweetened

PECAN FILLING
• 1 1/4 cups Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup
• 1/2 cup Edensoy Light Vanilla
• 1 Tbsp Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 Tbsp Eden Agar Agar Flakes
• 3 cups pecans, (coarsly chopped)
• 3 tsp pure vanilla

Miso SoupDirections
Preheat oven to 350°

CRUST: Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add oil and mix until consistency of cornmeal and add EdenBlend. Form into a ball of dough. Roll out the dough, and place in a 9" pie plate. Crimp edges of the dough with your fingers and trim excess dough.

PECAN FILLING: Place malt, Edensoy, oil and agar flakes in a saucepan. Cook over a low flame, stirring frequently, until the agar dissolves, about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn flame to high and cook until mixture foams. Remove from flame, whisk in the vanilla and stir in the pecans. Pour into the pie shell.

TO BAKE: Bake pie for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 1 hour. As it cools the filling will set.

Nutritional Info (Per serving)
390 Calories, 24g Fat (53% calories from fat), 5g Protein, 42g Carbohydrate, 0mg Cholesterol, 72mg Sodium



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Matcha – Flavor of the Future
Aiya, the company that makes EDEN Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, believes matcha has great potential as a high end ingredient in many different foods. "With green tea, you usually make an infusion," says Thomas Groemer, managing director of Aiya Europe. "This means that you get about eight per cent of the tea and leave 92 percent still in the tea leaf ... With Matcha, instead of infusing the tea, the leaves are ground by a stone into a powder. In effect, you are literally eating 100 percent of the tea." We concur 100 percent. Matcha can make just about any food better ... and it's concentrated health benefits are valuable and enjoyable.
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