Natural Choice Introduces
“Certified Organic” Sorbets & Soups
Not all sorbets are created equal. Although you may consume fewer calories and less fat by choosing sorbet over ice cream, sorbets are not as healthy as you may think. Few consumers realize that many supermarket sorbets contain preservatives, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and even alcohol, a trade-off most might consider costly.
Natural Choice, one of the newest players in the organic foods industry, has introduced a line of “certified organic” fat-free and low-calorie sorbets that are the healthiest frozen desserts on the market. Unlike other sorbets that taste like fruit flavored ice, Natural Choice sorbets have a creamy, smooth texture reminiscent of the most calorie-laden ice cream. Yet, they are entirely dairy free.
Sorbet flavors include: Kiwi, Mango, Blueberry, Lemon, Strawberry, Banana and Strawberry/Kiwi. They have also introduced a “certified organic” line of soups that raise the bar for healthy ingredients and truly taste great. Using vegetables grown organically, Natural Choice soups are among the healthiest and most delicious ready-made soups available.
“The difference between ‘organic’ and ‘certified organic’ is immense,” says Dean Walsh, founder of Natural Choice and himself an experienced organic farmer. “In order to be certified organic, 95% of all ingredients must adhere to stringent organic farming practices — and that means no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides of any kind. Even the spices and herbs we use are certified organic.“
Natural Choice’s soups contain superior quality, homegrown vegetables, retaining more original flavor than their conventionally farmed counterparts. “When you choose organic, you are getting a better tasting vegetable and helping the environment,” Walsh continued. “Organic farming methods actually benefit the planet by diminishing global warming, safeguarding the water supply and improving soil quality.”
Soup varieties include Classic Mushroom, Classic Tomato, Country Corn, Kabocha Squash, Southern Greens, Split Pea and Vegetable Curry. Natural Choice also produces a vegetarian Three Bean Chili, a hearty blend of organic kidney, pinto, black beans and hyper-healthy soy protein bits that are remarkably similar to ground beef and capable of fooling even the most finicky meat-eater.
Currently, certified organic products may cost a bit more, but that will change with increased consumer demand. Buying organic now will not only drive the price down but in the long run is far more economical than environmental clean-up and potential health problems.”
Based in Oxnard, California, Natural Choice, is one of the fastest growing producers in the organic foods industry. For more information please visit their website at www.ncf-inc.com
Natural Choice’s Top Ten: The Truth About Organics, Your Health and the Environment Purchasing organic products helps protect both your health and the environment.
Did you know:
1. Produce grown with the use of pesticides requires more water than produce grown organically.
2. Scientists estimate that nearly 15 percent of the globally warming gases are caused by nitrogen fertilizers used in chemical agriculture.
3. Organic techniques, such as cover crops and composting, reduce global warming gases by binding carbon into soils and plants.
4. Organic methods preserve biological diversity and help safeguard the world’s future food supply by relying on diverse varieties. Chemical farming methods usually rely on single variety crops that can be wiped out by a single pesticide-resistant virus.
5. Organic farming helps protect wildlife by keeping the land chemical free.
6. In California it is stated that of the top 25 farm pests, 24 became significant only after pesticides wiped out natural predators.
7. The USDA estimates that the U.S. has lost as much as a third of the top soils in intensively-farmed and chemically-treated areas such as the corn belt.
8. Organic farming actually improves the soil by working in harmony with natural eco systems using earthworms, composts, seaweeds and microbes.
9. The long-term price of conventional farming to taxpayers in terms of environmental damage and health problems is tremendous and continues to increase.
10. According to a recent poll conducted by Food & Wine magazine, 76% of chefs surveyed seek organically-grown ingredients because of their superior taste.
NATURAL SOAP PRODUCT LINE
Vermont Soapworks, the largest manufacturer of handmade natural bar soaps in North America, is proud to offer a complete line of natural soap products including Vermont Country Soap (bar soaps), Wash dem Veggies (a fruit and vegetable rinse), and Aloe Castile Liquid Soap and Liquid Sunshine (all purpose cleaners). Vermont Soapworks products provide consumers with natural alternatives to meet their personal care and cleaning needs and keep their skin softer, younger and healthier looking.
Master Soapmakers create Vermont Country Soap the old-fashioned way. Natural ingredients are blended in small batches and poured into wooden block molds. When ready, the soap is wire cut into bars, placed on oak drying frames and aged in a special curing room for nearly a month. This 200-year-old Master Soapmaker’s process removes excess alkali from the bar soap, a major cause of dryness and irritation often found in conventional bar soaps.
Vermont Country Soap comes in more than a dozen aromatherapy blends, including: Oatmeal Lavender; Honey; Cinnamon Spice; Citrus Sunshine; Morning Mint; Shampoo Bar; Lemongrass; Rosemary Herb; Aloe Baby; and Tea Tree.
Vermont Soapworks products are made from all-natural renewable vegetable and botanical sources such as: saponified oils of palm, coconut, and olive; liquid aloe; and essential oils in aromatherapy blends. Rosemary extract is used as a natural preservative. All products are extraordinarily mild and moisturizing, hypo-allergenic and good for your skin, and free of artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, and animal by-products. They are not tested on animals.
These environmentally-friendly products are sold in health food, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide. For more information on these remarkable personal care and cleaning products, consumers can visit the company website at www.vermontsoap.com or call Vermont Soapworks directly at (802) 388-4302.
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