Industry News | July 22, 2009

Red Mango Adds Probiotics to Teas, Yogurt

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Nonfat frozen yogurt chain Red Mango announced it will become the first retailer to offer made-to-order iced teas fortified with probiotics. Three proprietary flavors, all incorporating GanedenBC30, a patented strain of probiotic that helps to support the immune system and regulate the digestive system, will be available in participating Red Mango stores beginning July 27. Additionally, Red Mango’s Original, Pomegranate by POM Wonderful, and Tangomonium frozen yogurts sold throughout New York will now include GanedenBC30. By September, all other Red Mango stores will have frozen yogurt with GanedenBC30.

Lemonocity (Lemonade Green Tea), Mysteaque (Vanilla Black Tea), and Fanteasia (Wildberry Hibiscus Tea) iced teas are each low-calorie and sweetened with natural cane sugar, containing a significant amount of probiotics, which are good bacteria.

“Red Mango provides easy and delicious ways to be healthy,” says Dan Kim, Red Mango’s founder, president, and CEO. “Our new iced teas have both the benefits of antioxidants and probiotics, and our frozen yogurt became even healthier with the addition of GanedenBC30.”

GanedenBC30 provides additional health benefits because of its excellent stability, which helps it survive better through the digestive system. Scientists now recognize that 70 percent of our immune system is actually living in the digestive tract, which emphasizes the importance of digestive health.

“Red Mango is redefining a healthy treat,” says Dr. Steven Pratt, a physician and author of bestselling SuperFoodsRx and the recently published SuperHealth: 6 Simple Steps, 6 Easy Weeks, 1 Longer, Healthier Life. “It’s a delicious all-natural treat that is good for you.”

Red Mango frozen yogurt is 100 percent natural, made in the ways real yogurt is made. It contains significant amounts of live and active cultures that are beneficial to one’s health, has no fat, is gluten-free, and contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients.