Faith as a Mustard Seed

A member of the cabbage (Cruciferae) family, different varieties of mustard grow wild around the world. While its greens are tasty, it is mustard’s tiny seed that have been commonly immortalized throughout history. Both Jesus and Buddha referred to the mustard seed in their teachings. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and philosopher, wrote of mustard's healing qualities around 500 BC. In traditional Ayurvedic / Eastern medicine, the mustard seed is valued as a purifier and a stimulant for energy, circulation, and heat. Modern research has identified a class of compounds in mustard seed, as well as in horseradish and wasabi, called isothiocyanates. Studies have found them to have a powerful protective effect in stimulating the immune system.

Beyond the Ballpark Variety

Ancient Egyptians may have been the first to grind mustard seed with vinegar and salt to make the condiment that is so popular today. From Dijon, France to California’s Napa Valley, connoisseurs gather to celebrate their favorite gourmet mustard preparations. The bright yellow kind that Americans often slather on hot dogs and sandwiches doesn’t really deserve to be called mustard. Many yellow mustards contain little mustard seed and are made with distilled vinegar (a petrochemical derivative). If this is the kind of mustard you are accustomed to, you will be delighted and amazed when you taste the real thing … EDEN. It’s the flavor you expect, but better.

Two Mustards for Your Pantry

Eden makes two true, tasty mustards – Brown and Yellow – great for everyday enjoyment as well as special occasions. EDEN Organic Brown Mustard is made from North American high plains, family farm organically grown mustard seed (Brassica juncea) blended with organic apple cider vinegar and sea salt, nothing more. EDEN Organic Yellow Mustard is made from Canadian organic yellow mustard seed (Brassica alba), organic apple cider vinegar, sea salt, and a perfect blend of organic turmeric, paprika, and garlic. Each is available in glass or in an easy squeeze bottle with a twist open and close spout. Traditionally prepared and patiently aged, EDEN Organic Mustard is simply irresistible.

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This Month's Special

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

Offer expires May 30, 2007.

Kamut Ditalini and Bean Salad

Serves: 6  |  Prep Time: 0:20 |  Cook Time: 0:10

• 1 package Eden Organic Kamut Ditalini
• 1 can Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained
• 1 can Eden Organic Kidney (dark red) Beans, drained
• 1 can Eden Organic Great Northern Beans, drained
• 1 cup celery, with leaves, thinly sliced
• 3 large plum tomatoes, quartered
• 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley
• 1 jar (12 oz) artichoke hearts packed in water, drained and quartered
• 2 TBSP Eden Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 1 TBSP Eden Organic Brown Mustard
• 3/4 tsp Eden Sea Salt
• 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. When pasta is done, drain and add to bowl, toss to mix. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Info (Per serving)
481 Calories, 8g Fat (14% calories from fat), 24g Protein, 81g Carbohydrate, 23g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 385mg Sodium

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Be A Savvy Produce Picker
It’s great to buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible, but sometimes price or availability may be a challenge. So, when you can’t grow your own, which fruits and vegetables might you always want to try to buy organic? In their 4th annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, the Environmental Working Group has compiled a list of non-organic produce that tested highest to lowest in pesticide residues. View the whole list, and a printable “cheat sheet” with the 12 best and worst here »

Organic Growers Visit Eden
On Wednesday March 28, fourteen family farmers who grow Eden beans, soybeans, spelt, and wheat across central lower Michigan, came to visit and tour our Clinton, Michigan headquarters and production lines. Several went on to visit Eden’s bean cannery in Eaton, Indiana the next day.



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