Ruth’s Hemp Foods Expands Distribution

United Natural Foods offers Ruth’s nationally; Whole Foods Markets add Ruth’s in Southern California and East Coast stores

TORONTO (Feb 23, 2006) Ruth’s Hemp Foods ( has expanded distribution through Colorado-based Rainbow Natural Foods, a division of United Natural Foods (UNFI), gaining access to 1200+ natural food retailers in the Central United States.

Ruth’s products will now be available in all regions served by UNFI, as well as Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, Southern California and the Northern Pacific

All of Ruth’s products feature the great nutrition of the hemp seed in a variety of energy bars and protein powders. Products that will be available include:

NEW MacaPower™ bars – Ginger Almond, Lemon Hazelnut and Chocolate Ginger
HempPower™ bars – Chocolate Raspberry, Cranberry Almond, Cranberry Trail, Mocha Java and Peanut Butter Banana
FlaxPower™ bars – CranNut, Tropical and Very Berry
SoftHemp™ - Certified organic shelled hemp seed (not available through Rainbow)
Hemp Protein Power – Hemp Protein with Sprouted Flax, and Hemp Protein with Sprouted Flax & Maca

“This new distribution will enable more Americans to benefit from the nutritional goodness of hemp,” said Ruth Shamai, president of Toronto-based Ruth’s Hemp Foods. “Hemp is nutritional powerhouse packed inside a tiny seed and it tastes great!”

Hemp is gaining attention for its superior nutrition as well as its delicious, nutty flavor. Hemp seed is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as complete protein and fiber. Maca has also gained a following because it supports a healthy endocrine and immune systems, increases stamina and overall well-being. Maca is rich in trace minerals including zinc, iodine and phytosterols, proteins and essential fatty acids.

About Ruth’s Hemp Foods:

Ruth's Hemp Foods pioneered the use of hemp in food in North America, making Hemp Bars, Hemp Protein Powder, Omega Burgers™ (hemp burgers), Hemp Oil, SoftHemp™ (certified organic shelled hemp seed). Ruth’s Hemp Foods makes healthy, nutritious products that are packed with essential fatty acids and protein and are always free of GMOs, refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives, fillers and colors.


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