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Antioxidants

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Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are well known antioxidants with recommended daily values. However, there are many compounds found in food known as phytochemicals that have no set recommendation, yet they produce antioxidant activity. Foods contain different phytochemicals collectively referred to as flavonoids. These include isoflavones, carotenoids, and many more. They are too numerous to attempt to list.

While no clear, widely accepted and well-established definition for antioxidants has been developed within the scientific community, the FDA states "the term antioxidant may be used for a substance for which there is scientific evidence that, following absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, the substance participates in physiological, biochemical, or cellular processes that inactivate free radicals or that prevent free radical-initiated chemical reactions." Furthermore, the "FDA recognizes that foods may contain a mixture of substances, both nutrients and non-nutrients, that participate in antioxidant processes. However, there are no reliable methods available that measure the antioxidant activity of all substances that participate in antioxidant reactions when an entire food is consumed.".
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Fat Free

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The product contains less than 0.5g fat per serving.

Fiber

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The product contains at least 2.5 grams of fiber per serving.

Free of Milk

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These products don't use cow's milk.

Gluten Free/ Wheat Free

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Gluten is an insoluble protein found in wheat (including different varieties such as spelt and kamut), rye, barley, and cross-bred hybrids, such as triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye. It is estimated that more than 2 million people in the U.S. have Celiac disease, a disorder in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged in response to ingestion of gluten. Millions more have varying levels of gluten sensitivity or wheat intolerances, also known as wheat allergies, etc.

As of this date there is no specific U.S. food regulation for labeling of gluten free foods. Current industry standards are below 20 parts per million equals gluten free. Those who require a wheat free or gluten free diet face challenges because wheat and wheat derivatives are so prevalent.

* Note: What Eden Foods means by 'Gluten Free' is:

  1. Eden's full ingredient disclosure, and requirement of such from all secondary suppliers assures that there are no ingredients that contain, nor are derived from wheat or any other gluten-containing grain.
  2. Eden Foods is highly proactive toward food safety, sanitation, and the prevention of allergen cross contamination as exemplified by our ongoing participation with food safety programs such as HACCP (Hazard Analysis at Critical Control Point) and AIB International audits.
  3. Eden routinely tests for gluten in foods that are listed as 'gluten free'. Our gluten free confidence is not solely based on testing, but also on good manufacturing practices and meticulous handling.
  4. Occasionally Eden Foods changes ingredients or suppliers and this may affect the 'Wheat Free' or 'Gluten Free' status of our products. If this should occur we immediately update our "Wheat Free and Gluten Free List" to reflect any change.
  5. While extremely unlikely, it is conceivable that EDEN products listed as 'gluten free' could become affected with miniscule amounts of gluten. Please use common sense depending upon your level of sensitivity and feel free to contact us about specific Eden foods.
  6. What Eden Foods means by 'Wheat Free' is that there are no wheat or wheat derivatives in the ingredients, though these foods may contain gluten.

Heart Healthy

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Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Foods must contain at least 6.25g soy protein per serving, be low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, and low in fat (foods made from whole soybeans that contain no fat in addition to that inherent in the whole soybean are exempt from the 'low fat' requirements). 

Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Foods must contain at least 350 mg of potassium and 140 mg or less of sodium per serving. 

Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Foods must contain 51 percent or more whole grain ingredients, dietary fiber content of at least 3 grams per 55 gram serving, and be low in fat.

Kosher

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Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of the Jewish Halakhic law framework, kosher meaning fit or allowed to be eaten only by the Halakhic community. A list of some kosher foods are found in the book of Leviticus 11:1-47. There are also certain kosher rules found there. Reasons for food not being kosher include the presence of ingredients derived from nonkosher animals or from kosher animals that were not slaughtered in the ritually proper manner, a mixture of meat and milk, wine, or grape juice (or their derivatives) produced without supervision, the use of produce from Israel that has not been tithed, or the use of non-kosher cooking utensils and machinery.

Low Fat

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The product contains 3grams or less fat per serving.

Macrobiotic

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A macrobiotic diet ( microbiotics) from " macro" ( large) and " bios" ( life), is a dietary regimen which involves eating grains as a staple food supplemented with other foodstuffs such as local vegetables, avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods and most animal products. Macrobiotics also addresses the manner of eating by recommending against overeating and requiring that food be chewed thoroughly before swallowing. Macrobiotics writers present it as a means of combating cancer.

Natural

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Natural foods are foods that are minimally processed. Natural foods do not include ingredients such as refined sugars, refined flours, milled grains, hydrogenated oils, sweeteners, food colors, or flavorings.

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No Added Sugar

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These products don't have any sugar.

No Artificial Preservatives

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Organic products do not use preservatives. Preservative food additives can be used alone or in conjunction with other methods of food preservation. Preservatives may be antimicrobial preservatives, which inhibit the growth of bacteria orfungi, including mold, antioxidants such as oxygen absorbers, which inhibit the oxidation of food constituents. Common antimicrobial preservatives include sorbic acid and its salts, benzoic acidand its salts, calcium propionate, sodium nitrite (and sodium nitrate which converts to sodium nitrite "in situ"), sulfites (sulfur dioxide, sodium bisulfite, potassium hydrogen sulfite, etc.) anddisodium EDTA. Other preservatives include ethanol and methylchloroisothiazolinone.

No Sodium

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This product contains less than 5mg sodium per serving

No Trans Fat

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Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of "good" HDLcholesterol. There is an ongoing debate about a possible differentiation between trans fats of natural origin and trans fats of vegetable origin but so far no scientific consensus was found.

Very Low Sodium

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The product contains 35mg or less sodium per serving.

Free Range

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Free range means that animals and poultry roam around outside. They are not raised in crowded buildings. Farmers practice free range to reduce feed costs and to improve the happiness and liveliness of their animals. The meat from free range animals and poultry is tastier.

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Fairtrade

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The Fairtrade Certification Mark is your independent guarantee that this product has been certified in accordance with International Fairtrade Standards. The purchase of this product enables the improvement of working and living conditions of producers in developing countries and encourages environmental protection.

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