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Eden Foods Selected Mung Bean Pasta -- 2.4 oz

Eden Foods Selected Mung Bean Pasta
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Eden Foods Selected Mung Bean Pasta -- 2.4 oz

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Eden Foods Selected Mung Bean Pasta Description

  • Thin, Translucent Noodles Made In The Traditional Manner From 100 Percent Mung Bean Starch And Water
  • Cooks In 3 To 4 Minutes.
  • One Of The Most Popular Noodles In The Asia
  • Their Slippery, Chewy Texture Adds Delight To Soups And Salads.
  • Made Without Salt, Wheat And Gluten Free.

EDEN Mung Bean Pasta (Harusame) is made of stone ground mung bean flour mixed with pure water to form dough. The dough is extruded forming thin noodles that are boiled and naturally air dried. The dried noodles are then soaked in cold water for 10 to 20 hours, folded into bundles and naturally dried again before weighing and packing.
Mung beans Phaseolus aureus are believed to have originated in India where they are called 'moong dal,' or 'green gram' and have been a staple for thousands of years. The mung bean was later introduced to southern China, Southeast Asia, Africa, and eventually to the Americas. Mung beans are traditionally used in making 'dal,' a thick bean paste widely consumed in India. Eventually it was discovered that the starch of the mung bean could be used as a thickening agent in soups and stews, and with the invention of extruding machines it was found this starch also made excellent noodles.

Mung bean noodles are often referred to as 'vermicelli' because they're long thread like noodles, but they do not resemble Western vermicelli in texture or color. In China mung bean noodles are called 'fun see' or 'saifun'. In India they are called 'sevian' or 'China grass.' In Japan they are known as 'harusame' that translates 'spring rain'. Mung bean noodles are one of the most popular pastas in the Orient, especially in the hotter climates.

EDEN Mung Bean Pasta is wheat free and gluten free. According to the FDA, "Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors." EDEN Mung Bean Pasta is made without salt. It is ideal for those with wheat allergies or those wishing to reduce sodium. It is a good source of carbohydrates and iron, and very easy to digest. Mung bean pasta has practically no taste and combines well with almost all other food. EDEN Mung Bean Pasta contain no additives, preservatives, coloring agents, or other additives.

Use EDEN Mung Bean Pasta like other pasta in salads, clear soups, Chinese hot and sour dishes, sweet and sour dishes, and traditional Japanese one pot dishes such as Nabe', Sukiyaki and Yu Dofu. They are traditionally served during the hot summer months as they have a cooling effect. Mung bean pasta can also be deep fried until puffy and crisp, drained and used to prepare chow mein.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz
Servings per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
          Calories from Fat0*
Total Fat0 g0%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Sodium5 mg0%
Potassium10 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate47 g16%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Sugars0 g*
Protein0 g0%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Mung Bean Starch
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6 Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Pastas

Elbow. Penne. Linguine. Fettuccine. Fusilli. Spaghetti. For some people (like myself), pasta can be its own food group. I eat pasta at least once a week, and to stay interested in the meals, I rotate the kinds of pasta that I cook. It’s a blank canvas that you can color with bold sauces; pair with sautéed vegetables or roasted meat; and cover in your favorite cheeses.

But sometimes the typical flavors of pasta can be underwhelming. In the gluten-free world, brown rice and corn-based pasta are the most common. Brown rice pasta is infamous for being easy to over-cook, rendering the individual noodles a pale beige blob of unappealing food. But, if you can master the temperature and timing, it’s a soft and squishy alternative. Corn is more substantial and similar in texture to wheat pasta.

Changing up the starches on your plate can pack some hidden nutritional benefits (and, depending on which of these you decide to try, can add some extra color as well).

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Cooking tips

The cooking time for these pastas will vary greatly, so it’s important to keep a vigilant watch on the boiling water. For example, chickpea pasta produces a foam while cooking that needs to be watched closely, or else it’ll overflow onto the stove. The cooking time is also dependent on your texture preferences. The beloved al dente texture comes from pasta that’s undercooked just enough to retain a bite. For parents with smaller children, cooking the pasta past its typical doneness, until it’s soft yet not too mushy, may do the job. Regardless of your preferences, frequently taste-test noodles to gauge how much remaining time your pasta has in its bubbling pool of salted water.  

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1. Chickpea pasta

Among the alternative pasta options, chickpea seems to have risen the fastest and loudest. Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, especially for individuals who don’t eat meat, and also help support blood sugar levels.† They have a mild flavor, so you can pair this pasta with a variety of sauces without worrying about a flavor competition.

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2. Lentil pasta

Lentil-based pasta might be the runner up for most popular alternative. For parents with picky eaters, add lentil pasta to the menu. The bright colors of the red and green lentils make for a fun meal (and is an easy way to hide vegetables among the noodles). These legumes are low in calories yet high in protein; more than 25 percent of their calories are from protein.

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3. Black bean pasta

If you’re trying to make a visual statement for dinner, serve this jet-black pasta and wow your guests. Much like the other variations on this list, black bean pasta is packed with protein. It’s also quite dense in fiber. Another interesting, and perhaps unknown, fact about these dark legumes: they support healthy bones due to the presence of iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc—all wonderful minerals for a healthy body.†

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4. Quinoa pasta

Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein? This means that these little pearls contain all the essential amino acids, making quinoa a stable food in the diets of vegetarians and vegans. (If you eat meat, quinoa is still a great addition!) Typically a light brown color, quinoa is a whole grain super fiber food (with almost twice that of other grains). However, it’s important to note that, like the more obscure pasta options on this list, quinoa pasta may have a more pronounced flavor than some palates are used to. Try a box and do a test meal, but don’t be too surprised when you go back for more!

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5. Shirataki noodles

On the other end of the flavor spectrum are “miracle noodles.” They’re tasteless and made from a type of fiber grown from the konjac plant, a native of Japan, China and Southeast Asia. These noodles are probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. They’re made of 97 percent water, 3 percent fiber and 0 percent carbs. Much like their Japanese namesake (which is “white waterfall”), these noodles are translucent. They’re a great option for people monitoring their carb intake or individuals who want to try something a bit out of the ordinary realm of noodles. What’s so great about this option is the entirely blank flavor foundation. Bring on the sauces!

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6. Mung bean pasta

Mung bean pasta is another obscure option on the list, but it’s worth trying. If you’re skeptical about trying straight-up mung, you can also opt for combo pastas, like Explore Cuisine’s organic edamame and mung bean fettucine, which contains both edamame and mung bean, which is actually considered a legume. Because of the combination of protein-heavy ingredients, it has over 20 grams of protein per serving. Mung bean pastas are high in fiber and low in glycemic index. They have a funky look too, with bumps and rivets, which traps sauce, cheese and other toppings.

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These are the store-bought pastas to try, but in the kitchen, you can also experiment and make your own! Of course, there’s the traditional flour-and-egg dough route, but you can also slice zucchini into thin ribbons for a healthy, veggie-filled dish—such as raw zucchini pesto “pasta”–or get a spaghetti squash and roast it so the center shreds apart with the gentle nudging of a fork and produces angel-hair-like noodles.  

So whether you decide to turn a vegetable into a noodle or try one of these other gluten-free pasta alternatives, you’re bound to create a meal that’s colorful, probably protein-packed and pleasing to your palate.

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