Avatar Corporation Features ProEssential(TM) Omega-3 Flax Ingredients at 2008 IFT Food Expo

University Park, IL, June, 2008 –Responding to the growing consumer demand for foods with the added health advantages, Avatar Corporation now offers functional food ingredients. The first of this series, ProEssential Omega-3 Flax Ingredients, are produced by proprietary processes which yield fully-fatted, highly-stable powders and highly-concentrated oils from sustainable crops. ProEssential Omega-3 Flax Ingredients are non-GMO, Kosher-Certified, trans fat-free, gluten-free, allergen-free and Vegan.

In addition to Omega-3 benefits of ProEssential powders, seeds and lignans, these cost-effective ingredients provide an ideal balance of Omega-3 [ALA] to Omega-6 [LA] Essential Fatty Acids [EFA’s] and an important source of dietary fiber and essential minerals and vitamins, such as, magnesium, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B6 and folate.

ProEssential Omega-3 conventional and Certified-Organic powders, seeds and lignans, as well as a conventional twenty percent omega-3 water-soluble emulsion and a 70% Omega-3 flaxseed oil are available.

Avatar Corporation is well known in the food industry as a supplier of ProKote™ conventional and Organic-Certified lubricants and release agents. These core technologies remain a cornerstone of Avatar’s business, while future plans include expansion of its functional ingredient line. Understanding both the formulating and manufacturing aspects of food processing, Avatar is ready to address the unique needs of both with technologically distinct solutions.

Please stop by our booth #1248 at IFT, New Orleans for more information about ProEssential ingredients and ProKote processing aids, contact Avatar at 800-255-3181 or visit the Avatar website at www.avatarcorp.com.

About Avatar Corporation:
Founded in 1982 the company manufactures and markets processing aids and ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. Avatar’s strict manufacturing practices include compliance with cGMP (21 CFR Part 210 and Part 211), maintenance of a permanent U.S. FDA drug registration number and conformance with the USDA NOP for Certified-Organic products and Kosher requirements for OK Kosher-Certified products.

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