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Sunday, February 04, 2007

New Silk Soymilks

Silk is joining the world of enhanced "functional" products with its new soymilks. Functional food is a buzzword for products that have had fancy new nutrients added to them.

According to the press release:

Silk today announced it is introducing two new creamy, delicious varieties of soymilk - Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA with Martek's life'sDHA and Silk Plus Fiber. Both new varieties offer nutritionally dense and very smart solutions by incorporating all the vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy soy protein of regular Silk, plus added fiber or Omega-3 DHA.

Research indicates most Americans consume only about half of their recommended daily fiber. Silk Plus Fiber not only combines the same creamy vanilla flavor and powerful nutrition consumers love, it also contains five grams of fiber per serving - as much as a large apple or bowl of oatmeal. Silk Plus Fiber is a smart, daily choice for optimum digestive health, and provides 6.25 grams of soy protein and five grams of fiber per eight ounce serving.

Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA with life'sDHA™ has all the goodness of milk - Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin A - plus heart-healthy soy protein and life'sDHA™ - a 100% vegetarian and sustainably derived source of Omega-3 DHA. Omega-3 DHA has been linked to a wide range of important health benefits, including brain, eye and cardiovascular health, and there is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, can benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in the diet.

"Silk has always delivered great-tasting, high-quality soy products to health-minded consumers," said Doug Radi, Silk's Director of Marketing. "By introducing Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA with life'sDHA™ and Silk Plus Fiber, we continue to meet their needs and provide even better choices that fit into their healthy lifestyles."

As with all Silk soymilks, the Silk Plus line is lactose-free, dairy-free and cholesterol-free and is fortified with calcium. Beginning in February 2007, Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA and Silk Plus Fiber will be available in half-gallon sizes at supermarkets and natural food stores nationwide.

You can go to their webpage, for more information about the Silk line of products.

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