Silk increases calcium in soymilk products
Sept. 20, 2011
by Eric Schroeder
BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Silk announced it has raised the amount of calcium in its natural refrigerated soymilk products to 50% more than typical dairy milk.
“Calcium is a nutrient that so many people do not get enough of, which is concerning since it provides many important health benefits,” said Kathy Freston, an author with a focus on healthy living and conscious eating. “Now that Silk’s soymilk line contains 50% more calcium than typical dairy milk it is an easy and delicious way to help people meet their daily calcium requirements while getting all of the benefits of plant-based nutrition contained in every glass of Silk to boot.”
Each 8-oz serving of Silk soymilk contains 45% of the daily recommended value of calcium and at least 25% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin D.
Silk said it has updated the packaging on its natural refrigerated soymilk cartons — which include vanilla, chocolate, very vanilla and original flavors — to show that they contain “50% more calcium than milk.” Silk said its Silk Organic products will not have increased calcium levels, but one glass of Silk Organic soymilk will continue to provide as much calcium as typical dairy milk.