COLUMBIA, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences (Nasdaq: MATK) announced today the launch of the first bread product with life'sDHA(TM), its patented, vegetarian form of DHA omega-3 for brain, eye and heart health. The first and only U.S. bread with vegetarian DHA, Oroweat 9 Grain Bread with life'sDHA from Bimbo Bakeries USA is now available at major retailers in the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona and Nevada.
"This new launch from Bimbo Bakeries demonstrates the broad range of applications for life'sDHA," said David Abramson, Martek president. "From dairy products like milk and yogurt, to beverages like smoothies and juices, and now, breads with Oroweat 9 Grain Bread, life'sDHA is the ideal DHA source for products that consumers know and use every day."
"DHA has proven health benefits. Now, our customers can find these benefits for the first time in bread," said Larson. "Our goal at Oroweat is to 'perfect bread.' In doing so, we are continually looking at ways to provide our customers new ways to incorporate bread into their healthy lifestyles. Active Health and 9 Grain with Omega-3 DHA lead the way in bread innovation."
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid
that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and
supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a
large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of
all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of
DHA omega-3 in their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of
DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye development and function, and there are
clinical studies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing t
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