FORT LAUDERDALE, FL AND QUFU, CHINA, Feb 15, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (SUWN) , an industry leader in the production and distribution of Chinese herbs, veterinary medicines and low calorie natural sweetener (Stevia) in China, has formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Sunwin Stevia International Corp, in order to aggressively market its Stevia throughout the US.
Stevia, a 100% natural sweetener, is extracted from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, as a food additive which is used in various products such as beverages, foods, confections, and medicinal products in China and Japan. Forms of Stevia are approximately 300 times sweeter than general sucrose, with only 1/300th of the calories. Stevia is often referred to as the third generation of natural low calorie sweetener.
Mr. Laiwang Zhang, President and Chairman of Sunwin International, commented, "We are very excited about the potential that the US Stevia distribution can bring to the company. We have contracted marketing professionals to guide our operations in the US. We will start our operations in Florida and California. We believe there are tremendous needs for our Stevia in the US marketplace, as there are over 20.8 million diabetic patients and an additional 41 million Americans with pre-diabetes in the US."
Mr. Zhang further stated, "Obesity is at epidemic proportions, with the largest increase in young children. Stevia use by diabetics as well as health conscious individuals in the US has been growing substantially over the last 15 years. More and more parents are becoming aware of shopping for food products and supplements with reduced sugar levels. The average Stevia user spends $80 on product per year."
About Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc.
Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (SUWN) is engaged in the areas of essential traditional Chinese medicine, 100% organic herbal medicine, neutraceutical products, low-calorie natural sweetener (Stevia), and veterinary medicines and feeds prepared from 100% organic herbal ingredients. As an industry leader in agricultural processing, Sunwin has built an integrated global firm with the sourcing and production capabilities to meet the needs of consumers throughout the world. Sunwin also makes such value-added products as specialty veterinary food ingredients and specialty feed ingredients. The Sunwin family works closely with consumers to provide a quality and a hybrid mix of agricultural products and services that meet growing demand. In 2002, Sunwin was recognized as one of the first 2,000 state-level companies that China authorized as the most important, innovative, high-tech pioneer businesses by the Chinese central government. In 2002, Sunwin was awarded as one of 2002 state-level biological product manufacturers in China. In 2003, Sunwin ranked as one of the top 50 companies of China Animal Related Health Care Product Pharmaceutical Industry. In 2003, Sunwin received award of Shandong Top-Ten Innovative, High-Tech Businesses by the Province Government of Shandong. For more info about Sunwin, please visit http://www.sunwin.biz
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