BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumers today are seeking good taste and good health when making their dietary choices. Responding to those needs, Silk today announced it is introducing two new creamy, delicious varieties of soymilk - Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA with Martek's life'sDHA(TM) and Silk Plus Fiber. Both new varieties offer nutritionally dense and very smart solutions by incorporating all the vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy(1) 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(2). 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(TM) has all the goodness of milk - Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin A - plus heart-healthy soy protein and life'sDHA(TM) - 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(TM) 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. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $3.59. For more information about Silk Soymilk and the health benefits of soy, visit www.silksoymilk.com.
Silk Soymilk was launched in 1996 and is the best-selling soymilk brand in the country. Not only do Silk products taste delicious, a cup of Silk contains as much calcium as a cup of milk and is loaded with soy protein, which when consumed as a part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease(1). Silk is available in virtually all major supermarket chains and the complete product line includes a number of varieties and flavors to meet specific tastes and nutritional needs. For more information, visit www.silksoymilk.com.
Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ: MATK - News) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The Company produces life'sDHA(TM), a sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements, and ARA (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences, visit http://www.martek.com/.
(1) In 1999 the FDA issued a health claim for soy and its role in promoting cardiovascular health. Food and Drug Administration. Food labeling, health claims, soy protein, and coronary heart disease. Fed Reg 1999;57:699-733.
(2) Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005, National Academy of Sciences, p. 339.