SPAVA Coffee to be fortified with folic acid

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HOUSTON — Voyava Republic, a food technology company, announced it will begin adding 80 micrograms of folic acid to its line of fortified gourmet coffee, SPAVA. This amount is equal to a third of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of folic acid. The company will begin fortifying the coffee in the first quarter of 2008.

"The debut of folic acid in our coffee represents a significant step for SPAVA as a product and for the fortification industry as a while," said Michael Sweeney, founder and chief executive officer of Voyava Republic. "Not only are we offering a more targeted science for consumers’ daily health, we’re delivering on our founding mission to target and help eliminate nutritional deficiencies by providing coffee for healthy living to today’s consumers."

SPAVA is available in health food stories across the country. Folic acid will be fortified to all five organically grown wellness varieties. These varieties include Clarity, with gingko biloba and white tea to help with alertness and short-term memory; Flexibility has chondroitin sulfate for joint health; Immunity has rosehips and echinacea to help improve the immune system; Metabolism features treen tea extract to help promote weight loss; and Calm has passionflower and B Vitamins to help reduce stress and promote total body wellness.

SPAVA is available at HEB, Publix, Kings Market and selected Kroger stores and local natural food markets for $9.99 to $12.99 for a 12-oz bag.

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