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Press Release: Nutiva ® Introduces Certified Organic Hemp seeds in a Pouch

Healthful Seeds Great in Smoothies, Cereal, Salads and on Veggies

October 15, 2004 — Sebastopol, California. Nutiva, an organic foods company specializing in hemp- and coconut-based food products, today introduced certified organic shelled hemp seeds in a 10-ounce stand-up pouch. “We are pleased to offer these great tasting certified-organic hemp seeds in our resealable pouch,” said the Nutiva founder and CEO, John W. Roulac. Shelled hemp seeds are composed of 45 percent “good fats” in an ideal balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, along with “super” Omega-3 Stearidonic Acid and “super” Omega-6 Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). They are also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and iron, and contain 33 percent protein. Hemp protein, an excellent source of vegetable protein, contains all eight essential amino acids.

A shelled hemp seed resembles a sesame seed and has a light nutty flavor similar to that of a pine nut or sunflower seed. Nutiva’s 100 percent raw organic hemp seeds can be added to cereal, yogurt, omelettes, pasta, salads, baked goods, and smoothies. Shelled hemp seeds can be found in such other products as French Meadow Bakery hemp bread and Nature’s Path hemp waffles and cereal, as well as in Nutiva’s whole food bars.

Nutiva is dedicated to offering the freshest hemp seeds on the market. To ensure that this goal is met, the seeds are nitrogen-flushed, oxygen absorbers are added to retain freshness, and all seeds are stored in a temperature-controlled warehouse. Nutiva’s Organic hemp seed pouches will begin appearing nationwide on the shelves of natural food stores in December.

Nutiva Nourishes People and Planet

Nutiva is dedicated to a healthy and sustainable world for all, demonstrating its mission to nourish people and planet by using the healthiest organic ingredients available, enriching the soil, and supporting worthy causes by donating 1 percent of sales to groups that promote sustainable agriculture. Founded in 1999, Nutiva offers nutritious organic hemp and flax food bars, hemp protein powder, hemp oil, shelled hemp seed, and extra-virgin organic coconut oil nationwide through more than 2,500 natural food retailers, including Whole Foods Markets and Wild Oats.

Call us: (800) 993-4367 • Email us: inquiries[at]nutiva.com • Visit us: www.http://nutiva.com/.com

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