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Edenews May 2024

Kosher Pareve - Purity Confirmed

The adjective ‘kosher’ and kosher symbol signify food that is ‘proper’ or ‘fit’ for consumption, meeting requirements of a complex set of dietary laws and rules called ‘kashrut.’ The ancient rules define permissible food, preparation methods, storage, and food combinations.

Eden Foods first arranged kosher food certification in 1982. Eden natural and organic criteria already ensured that food was kosher. Nothing more had to be done other than to have those practices certified. Today, 88% of EDEN items are certified by Organized Kashrus Laboratories established in 1935 in Brooklyn, New York.

The kosher symbol represents stringent kosher certification, just as Eden’s organic and Non-GMO certifications do. Each certified oversight is a third party who authenticates the purity of the food we buy, sell, and eat.

The same kosher symbol and certification demonstrate that food is ‘pareve,’ which means that each ingredient, food-contact surface, preparation equipment, and storage vessel have not been touched by meat or dairy. Pareve denotes clarity and forceful surety of plant-based, having avoided crossover from meat and dairy sources.

Exacting Policy

While inherently kosher, plant foods must meet additional requirements during handling and manufacturing processes to qualify for kosher designation. Disallowed in kosher certification are chemical processing aids (declared or not), certain processing methods, and food contact surfaces that have been touched by meat or dairy.

Over 250 EDEN foods such as whole grain, pasta, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, EDENSOY soymilk, sea vegetables, fermented foods, and snack foods earn kosher kosher status. For a food to be certified kosher, actual handling and processing must be rabbinically supervised. Rabbis routinely inspect facilities, machinery, and utensils to ensure compliance with kosher laws.

Sea Vegetables

Generally, sea vegetables are considered kosher due to their plant-based ocean isolation. However, some varieties can contain very small shellfish, which are not allowed in kosher food. Sea vegetables commonly have multiple layers, creases, and folds that make thorough removal of small crustaceans a challenge, even through thorough cleaning. This varies depending on the growing area, time of year, climate, harvest, washing, and drying methods.

EDEN Kombu has a wide, flat, and smooth leaf and is kosher kosher certified. 90% of Japan’s kombu is harvested off Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. It thrives there in cold Arctic currents. Kombu grows at a depth of 16 to 26 feet. Strong, cold currents and depth are not hospitable to shellfish. Warm, shallow grown sea vegetables tend to attract the non-kosher small crustaceans.

Sea vegetables are important dietary nutrient sources. They contain a complete spectrum of chelated, essential trace minerals found in proportions similar to that of the ocean and human blood. These trace minerals are not found in land grown food. They also contain an array of cleansing phytonutrients, fucoidan, and other fat metabolizing and eliminating polysaccharides, vitamins A, a lot of Bs (including B-12), C, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, and many more.

EDEN Sea Vegetables are renowned for purity, taste, and nutritional value. These acclaimed characteristics are from a keen Eden interest, due diligence, and accumulated knowledge about sea vegetables which ensure the world’s finest of each kind. Wild or cultivated, EDEN Japanese sea vegetables are hand-harvested from protected areas designated as national natural treasures.

Purity the Goal

While kosher organic foods do exist, organic food is generally not kosher. Kosher food is produced with kosher ingredients and processes. Today, chemical ‘processing aids’ need not be listed as ingredients because they “do not impact nutritional information data.” EDEN food packages have always reliably and clearly disclosed all food ingredients. Additionally, Eden Foods has become known for its pursuit of food purity and the avoidance (instead of hiding) of untoward, impure additives and ingredients. The legality underlying the hiding of facts, misleading spin, gaslighting, and pathetic greenwashing employed by the food industry is stunning, as is its effectiveness.

Completely legal spin, double talk, and blatant dishonesty have made reading food labels an extremely unreliable source of information. Closely reading labels is no longer an effect means for people to avoid toxins, or to even know what is in packaged food.

Eden Foods’ non-GMO policy was articulated in 1993. Generally, kosher certifiers and rabbinical authorities accept GMO foods for kosher certification. Besides being GMO free, EDEN foods are devoid of meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, animal-based by-products, refined sugars, artificial colorings, untoward chemicals, and have not been irradiated. Over 80% of EDEN foods are certified organic. Eden Foods is dedicated to providing discerning people with food that is pure. Organic, Non-GMO, and kosher certifications are third party assurances that Eden Foods is accomplishing its primary goal — reliable, Pure & Purifying, delicious natural food.

Eden Foods” food safety and inspection partners also carry out rigorous examination procedures for food safety, purity, and quality control. Facilities, equipment, and processes are continually inspected and rated by the most rigorous and reputable organizations available for doing so.

A Principled Natural Food Company

Principles that respect, encourage, and contribute to life’s well-being. Principles that encourage commonsensical, straightforward, and forthright dealings between people. Fundamental truth has guided Eden Foods since 1968.

Macrobiotic principles translated into dietary suggestions point to a basic need of pure whole grain being the fulcrum of one’s balanced diet. Once that is accomplished, most everything else will take care of itself at all levels; personal, mental, physical, emotional, societal, economic, political, spiritual, environmental, and interpersonal.
Improved judgment and intuition results over time.

A transition from commercial food to healthy food centered upon whole grain is not an easy process. It is a basic necessity to accomplish freedom, harmony, and to nourish wellness. The change requires focused persistence. Considerable experience and knowledge about food, its uses, and benefits are available to help those who work to experience this joyous revival.