The apples in EDEN Apple Sauce are organically grown on family owned orchards on the shores of the Great Lakes, one of the best tree fruit growing locations in the world due to the seasonal lake effect. After years of organic management, the healthy trees and soil in these beautiful orchards produce the most delicious apples we have ever tasted.
EDEN Apple Sauce is made using traditional methods. Apples are hand sorted, washed, peeled, cored and put through a mill where they are sliced and chopped. Next they are transferred to a stainless steel, steam injection cooker where they are cooked into a thick sauce. The sauce is then strained and packed into glass jars.
EDEN Apple Sauce is simply organically grown apples, providing better flavor, better nutrition and peace of mind. It is fat free, very low in sodium, and contains no added sugar.
Scientific research has found that apples and apple juice contain a wealth of phytonutrients that have been found beneficial to health. A study conducted at Rochester, Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic reported finding the “powerful antioxidant, quercetin, in apples and apple juice.” Quercetin is one of the more potent antioxidants in apples. In the journal ‘Nature’, 2000, researchers at Cornell University reported that apple components had more antioxidant capability than a 1,500-milligram mega dose of vitamin C. “Scientists are interested in isolating single components, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta carotene to see if they exhibit antioxidant benefits”, says Dr. Rui Hai Liu at Cornell. “It turns out that none of those work alone. It’s the combination of flavonoids and polyphenols [antioxidant phytonutrients found in apples] doing the work.”
It’s good to be choosy when picking apples. The USDA has identified 35 insecticides, fungicides, and weed killers sprayed on apples, even though the Environmental Protection Agency considers them hazardous. Tests by the Environmental Working Group show that these chemicals do show up in supermarkets, so it is especially important to choose an organic apple you can trust. EDEN is a wise choice.