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EDEN Udon is the thickest of our traditional Japanese pastas. Udon is the most popular noodle in Japan and these are a perfect example of why. Similar to linguine in thickness and shape, but square edged. This classic Udon is traditionally hand crafted by the Tanaka family using very old methods from hard red winter and spring wheat flour and a bit of sea salt. They have been making udon and soba noodles since 1906, now with four generations actively involved at their small shop.
EDEN Udon begins with flour sifted to remove bran and germ, which is reserved. A good percentage of the reserved bran and germ is added back into the dough as it is kneaded with pure water and fine sea salt. Salt binds the dough, enhances flavor, and preserves the dried pasta. Dough is rolled out and folded onto itself eight times, then cut to length. Long strands of noodles are lifted onto racks, rolled into drying rooms, and allowed to dry slowly for up to two days depending upon thickness and ambient temperature, humidity. Dutifully tended, they are hand-cut and packed when perfectly finished. Patience and a no-shortcut approach create superb texture, flavor, and ultimately well nourished well-being.
Commercial pasta is highly refined chemically treated flour, processed in minutes through teflon dies and ultra high heat or microwave drying, resulting in inferior flavor, diminished nutrition, poor cooking quality, and dubious value. EDEN Udon is a wise choice. Light, delicious and nourishing because it's made with patience, care, the best ingredients, and handling that enhances value.
Udon is traditionally great food for children and the elderly as it is very easy to digested and is relaxing. EDEN Udon is low fat, saturated fat and cholesterol free, a good source of dietary fiber, protein, and iron.
Udon is light, refreshing, and always satisfying. It is ideal with dashi - shoyu soy sauce and kombu broth, EDEN Ponzu, or any way you enjoy pasta. Use EDEN Udon in soups, salads, with your favorite sauce, and in stir fries. It cooks in 8 to 10 minutes. Do not add salt to the cooking water. Unlike Organic EDENUdon and Soba, these traditional Japanese noodles are made with sea salt.