Soymilk & Fruit Blend
White Wave Foods, Broomfield, Colo., has expanded its line of Silk soymilk products with Silk Fruit & Protein. Varieties include Mixed Berry, Mango Peach, and Strawberry Banana. Each product contains 20% fruit juice. Silk Fruit & Protein is made with soybeans sourced only from North American farmers. It has a lighter-than-smoothie taste and texture and offers a convenient way for consumers to get more protein in their diets. Each serving contains more than twice the amount of protein (10% DV) found in orange juice and 10 times more calcium than orange juice. In addition, an 8-oz serving provides 8% of the DV for potassium, 7% of the DV for dietary fiber, 25% of the DV for vitamin D, and 6% of the DV for folate. The products are packed in quart-size cartons, which carry a suggested retail price of $3.29–$3.49.
Soy Burger Contains Sprouted Grains
Health is Wealth,Williamstown, N.J., has launched a line of vegan burgers under the Sprout Burger brand. Made with non-GMO soy and organic sprouted grains (quinoa, amaranth, and millet), the 2.5-oz products are gluten-free, baked, and contain 100 calories and 3 g of fat with no saturated fat or cholesterol. Unlike regular grains, sprouted grains are not digested as a starch, but rather as a vegetable. And they contain more vital nutrients that are more readily absorbed by the body. Research shows that sprouted grains have higher levels of vitamin B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), biotin, folic acid, and vitamin C. Studies have also shown that sprouted grains help with the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Sprout Burgers are available in three flavors: Original, Chipotle Black Bean, and Mushroom & Onion. They are sold in the United States in select Whole Foods stores, natural food stores, and will be in supermarkets nationwide in April.