Cascadian Farm Introduces Organic Shelled Edamame; Takes Organic Sugar Snap Peas National

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 2002--Cascadian Farm(R) announced today the addition of organic Shelled Edamame to its line of delicious and nutritious organic frozen vegetables. The company also announced that it would begin national distribution of its organic Sugar Snap Peas.

Rich in calcium, iron, zinc, and many of the B vitamins, edamame is the richest dietary source of isoflavones, which act as Phytoestrogens that may help protect against cancer and osteoporosis. Edamame is also a great source of fiber and soy protein. At 10 grams of soy protein per serving, Cascadian Farm shelled edamame provides almost half of the heart healthy 25 grams of daily soy protein recommended by the FDA.

"Because of its high concentration of soy protein, Cascadian Farm's organic Shelled Edamame is one of the simplest and most delicious ways to add soy protein to your diet as compared so other soy-based foods," says Melanie Domer, marketing manager for Cascadian Farm. "And now, consumers can choose between our two Cascadian Farm edamame products - organic Edamame (Soybeans in the Pod) and our new organic Shelled Edamame," she adds.

Cascadian Farm's organic Shelled Edamame are the authentic edamame bean variety, and can easily be added to stir-frys, salads, traditional recipes or served as a delicious side dish.

Packaged in 10-ounce plastic bags, Cascadian Farm's organic Shelled Edamame can be found in the frozen food sections of natural food stores and mainstream grocery stores throughout the country. The suggested retail price is $2.79.

Cascadian Farm also announced that it would begin national distribution of its sweet and tender organic Sugar Snap Peas, which compliment its successful line of 11 premium organic boxed vegetables already in national distribution.

Packaged in 8-ounce boxes, Cascadian Farm's organic Sugar Snap Peas can also be found in the frozen food sections of natural food stores and select mainstream grocery stores throughout the country. The suggested retail price is $2.79.

All Cascadian Farm products are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides or synthetic chemicals. By providing consumers the ability to choose organic products, Cascadian Farm remains committed to a safer, healthier world.

Cascadian Farm, founded in 1972 by Gene Kahn, and Muir Glen are a part of Small Planet Foods, a business unit of General Mills, Inc. Small Planet Foods produces more than 200 organic food items that span eight food categories: frozen vegetables, frozen fruit, frozen juice concentrates, frozen entrees and fruit spreads marketed under the Cascadian Farm brand; and canned tomatoes, pasta sauces and salsas marketed under the Muir Glen brand. Small Planet Foods' products are sold nationwide in natural food stores and select supermarkets. For more product or recipe information, please visit the Small Planet Foods website at www.smallplanetfoods.com.

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