HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Feb 27, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Although it's still bright and early in 2007, Omega-3 DHA has already burst onto the scene as the nutrition buzzword for consumers across the country -- and for good reason. DHA is the most abundant Omega-3 in the brain and retina of the eye.
Starting in April, Odwalla, Inc., the nation's leading health beverage company, boosts its Omega-3-enriched portfolio with the new Soy Smart(TM) soymilk drink line available in Chai, Vanilla and Chocolate varieties. Made from the finest ingredients we could find, Odwalla Soy Smart is delicious and nutritious in every naturally sweet sip.
Boasting a good source of soy protein, 32mg Omega-3 fatty acid DHA and an excellent source of calcium, Odwalla Soy Smart is brimming with nutrients essential to daily well-being. Made with organic ingredients* this nourishing pick-me-up packs a one-two punch of taste and nutrition -- Soy Smart was developed with consumer health in mind, but delivers a savory adventure with a unique and tantalizing flavor.
"DHA is the predominant Omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain," said Dr. David Perlmutter, internationally acclaimed neurologist and author. "With 32mg DHA, Odwalla Soy Smart is a smart choice for those looking for a new and nutritious beverage option."
All three varieties of the new Odwalla Soy Smart contain 32mg of life'sDHA(TM), a proprietary vegetarian source of an important brain nutrient, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), by Martek Biosciences Corporation. Although fish is a major dietary source of DHA, the life'sDHA in Odwalla Soy Smart is an efficient, vegetarian way to provide DHA to your body.
"We are very excited about the addition of the new Soy Smart drinks to our nutritional line-up," says Chris Brandt, Odwalla's marketing director. "Odwalla has once again delivered a delicious soymilk drink with a truly unique blend of nutrients that's a smart choice for any occasion."
Soy Smart joins Odwalla's ever-expanding Omega-3 portfolio, including Odwalla Soymilk and Berries GoMega(R) Nourishing Food Bars(R).
Odwalla Soy Smart Facts
Soy Protein: Each 8 fl. oz. serving of Soy Smart is a good source of soy protein with 6.25g of soy protein, a smart vegetarian choice, to help build muscle and maintain the body's cells and tissues.
Omega-3 DHA: Odwalla Soy Smart is an excellent source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an Omega-3 fatty acid and important brain nutrient. Although fish is a major dietary source of DHA, Odwalla Soy Smart provides an efficient, vegetarian way to supply DHA to your body, containing 32mg per serving, or 20 percent of the 160mg Daily Value.
Martek's life'sDHA(TM): An all-natural, vegetarian ingredient used in Odwalla Soy Smart. Martek also produces the only source of DHA for use in infant formula and is currently found in more than 90 percent of all U.S. infant formula.
Bone Health: Odwalla Soy Smart is an excellent source of calcium, or 30 percent of the 1000mg of the Daily Value. It is also a good source of phosphorus and magnesium and an excellent source of manganese -- all which help support strong bones and teeth.
Smart Choice: Odwalla Soy Smart is a naturally lactose free and cholesterol free food.
Packaged in 450mL (15.2 fl. oz.) grab-n-go recyclable plastic bottles with a suggested retail price of $3.29 and available in Chai, Vanilla and Chocolate, Odwalla Soy Smart will arrive beginning April 2007 in supermarkets and natural food stores throughout the country.
Odwalla, Inc., the nation's leading natural health beverage company, delivers nourishment coast to coast with the Odwalla family of juices, juice drinks, soy beverages, soymilk and nourishing food bars. Odwalla has been making juices and innovating in the natural health beverage category for more than 25 years. Its nourishing beverages and food bars are available in natural food stores, select supermarkets and specialty outlets throughout the country.
To learn more about Odwalla products and Odwalla's commitment to the environment, please visit http://www.Odwalla.com or call 1.800.ODWALLA.
* Made from 86% organic ingredients