LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa., July 8 Who says ice cream can't begood for you? Turkey Hill Dairy of Lancaster County, Pa. (www.turkeyhill.com),is now enriching several frozen dessert recipes with additional calcium andvitamin D to support calcium intake and absorption and maintain strongerbones. Turkey Hill Light Recipe Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Frozen YogurtSmoothies, all options for consumers looking for "better-for-you" desserts,will feature the additional calcium and vitamin D.
The Dairy added calcium and vitamin D after findings from organizationssuch as the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and SkinDisease showed that vitamin D is needed for the body to achieve optimalcalcium absorption. This information, together with the longstandingrecognition of dietary calcium being a better source of the nutrient thansupplements, encouraged the addition.
"A lot of research went into our 'better-for-you' frozen desserts. We arecontinuously trying to meet our customers' desires for healthier desserts withgreat taste and the feeling of indulgence," said Turkey Hill Dairy PresidentQuintin Frey. "We also know that people look to dairy as a great source ofcalcium. The addition of more calcium along with vitamin D maximizes thatbenefit, especially in our desserts that are perfect for consumers interestedin fewer calories and less fat."
The calcium and vitamin D enriched desserts include new Chocolate ChipCookie Dough and Banana Split Light Recipe Ice Creams, along with newPomegranate Blueberry and Cream with Acai Frozen Yogurt Smoothie and classicFudge Ripple and Chocolate Marshmallow Frozen Yogurts. For a full list offlavors, visit Turkey Hill's website at http://www.turkeyhill.com.
Located in the rich farming country of Lancaster County, Pa., Turkey HillDairy produces the fourth largest-selling premium ice cream brand and thetop-selling refrigerated iced tea brand in the nation. The third-generation,family-run dairy sells its products in a market that extends along the EastCoast from Maine to Georgia -- and west to the Rocky Mountain states. For moreinformation about Turkey Hill, visit turkeyhill.com.
SOURCE Turkey Hill Dairy