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LEADING BRAND OF CULINARY AND NUTRITIONAL OILS
Spectrum Organic Products is the nation's top-selling brand of organic, expeller
pressed culinary and nutritional oils. The company consists of two main divisions,
Spectrum Naturals® and Spectrum Essentials®.
The Spectrum Naturals® line of culinary oils and vinegars includes more than 30
varieties of seed, nut and plant oils including coconut oil, as well as vinegars,
mayonnaise products, spreads, cooking sprays and non-hydrogenated
shortening, many of which are organic. In the Naturals product line gourmet food
lovers will find extra virgin olive oils from Italy, Spain, and Tunisia, each one estate grown and produced in small batches. The company also offers more than 90 culinary oils and related
products to the restaurant and foodservice market.
Spectrum Essentials® is the company's line of nutritional oils including over 20
distinct products aimed at supporting good health by providing essential fatty acids
like omega-3 and other vital nutrients. The Essentials line features a variety of
flaxseed oils including a complete vegetarian omega-3 blend, Flax Oil with DHA.
Spectrum Essentials offers flaxseed oil in both liquid and capsule forms as well as
whole, ground and roasted varieties of flaxseed, a flax fiber powder supplement, fish
oils and an exciting line of vegetarian DHA products for pregnant or nursing women
and children. The DHA in these products is sourced from algae.
Since its founding in 1986, Spectrum has been both a category leader and an
industry innovator. In 2000, Spectrum was the first to introduce all-vegetable
shortening containing no hydrogenated oils and 0g trans-fats. In 2004, Spectrum
relocated its flax processing facility to Cherokee, Iowa, establishing one of the largest
plants of its kind in the U.S. This joint venture between Spectrum and an agricultural
cooperative of family farmers of flaxseed ensures both a steady supply of high-quality
product and supports sustainable agriculture and the family farm movement.
Spectrum also contributes to the alternative bio-fuels industry by providing a bio-fuel
research cooperative with the excess canola oil used to clean processing equipment.
In 2007 the company was the first to offer a children's vegetarian DHA supplement
made without fish oil.
Most significant is Spectrum's contribution to the market for products containing
omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's), commonly known as "good fat" because
they support heart health, as well as the hair, skin and
nails. In addition to traditional fish sources of omega-3, Spectrum has led the
industry with flaxseed products that offer a comparably effective vegetarian
alternative to fish oil. There are no trans fats in any Spectrum product and no
hydrogenated fats are used.
As a science-based company, Spectrum sets the industry standard for accurate nutritional analysis and labeling of its products. The company's commitment to product integrity begins in the orchards and farms where it sources raw materials and extends to the processing facilities. Spectrum demands strict quality control from supplier selection and ingredient specifications to finished product testing throughout the supply chain, including in retail distribution.
Spectrum Naturals and Spectrum Essentials are available in natural food stores,
supermarkets and specialty foods retailers nationwide.
The Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Melville, NY, is a leading natural and organic food and personal care products company in North America and Europe. Hain Celestial participates in almost all natural food categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin’®, Health Valley®, WestSoy®, Earth’s Best®, Arrowhead Mills®, DeBoles®, Hain Pure Foods®, FreeBird™, Hollywood®, Spectrum Naturals®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic™, Imagine Foods™, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, Rosetto®, Ethnic Gourmet®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Linda McCartney®, Realeat®, Lima®, Grains Noirs®, Natumi®, JASON®, Zia® Natural Skincare, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica® and Queen Helene®
The Hain Celestial Group common stock trades on The NASDAQ® Global Select Market.
For more information, visit www.hain-celestial.com.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.