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Growing List of Gluten-Free Products includes Seasoning Mixes, Baking Mixes, Sauce Mixes and More

NORWAY, IOWA (May 11, 2012) —Simply Organic, the all-organic brand of Frontier Natural Products Co-op, has reached the 59-product mark in its quest to meet the booming demand of consumers wanting gluten-free foods. The items are all organic and many of them are also Fair Trade Certified™. In addition, Simply Organic offers many other products, such as spices and extracts that, while not certified, are naturally gluten-free.

Gluten-free products are in high demand due to a growing awareness of gluten sensitivity (also known as gluten intolerance), which affects more than 15% of the population. It's believed that about 1 in 133 people have the medically recognized advanced form of the sensitivity, celiac disease, though only 1 in 4700 are ever diagnosed.
Gluten-sensitivity symptoms range from mild and barely noticeable to severe and include gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, as well as other non-digestive symptoms such as headache, joint pain, depression, anxiety, and fatigue. These symptoms arise as a result of an immune system reaction to two proteins found in wheat — gliadin and glutenin — and similar proteins found in barley, spelt, rye and triticale.

Simply Organic’s 59 gluten-free products meet the gluten-free standard implemented by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Production Act (FALCPA) as well as the high product standards of the brand.

"We offer gluten-free products that not only deliver maximum flavor but are organic and, whenever possible, made with Fair Trade ingredients," says Kory Kazimour, Simply Organic Brand Manager. "We want to provide as many options as possible for people with gluten intolerance, including those who share our values about organics and social responsibility."

As with all Simply Organic products, one percent of the sales of gluten-free items is given back to support organic agriculture through research, education and grower development.

Here's the list of gluten-free products currently offered by Simply Organic:

Alfredo Sauce
Banana Bread Mix
Black Bean Seasoning Mix
Brown Gravy Mix
Carrot Cake Mix
Chai Spice Scone Mix
Chipotle Black Bean Dip
Citrus 'n Herb
Classic Caesar Dressing
Cocoa Brownie Mix
Cocoa Cayenne Cupcake Mix
Creamy Dill Dip
Devil's Food Cake Mix
Dirty Rice Seasoning Mix
Enchilada Sauce
Fajita Seasoning
Fish Taco
French Onion Dip
Fruit Dip
Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce
Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing
Golden Vanilla Cake Mix
Guacamole Dip
Gumbo Base Seasoning Mix
Hollandaise Sauce Mix
Italian Dressing
Italian Herb Spaghetti Sauce
Jambalaya Seasoning Mix
Mild Chili Seasoning Mix
Mole Sauce
Mulling Spice
Mushroom Sauce Mix
Orange Ginger
Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
Pancake & Waffle Mix
Pineapple Cilantro Vinaigrette
Pizza Crust Mix
Ranch Dip
Ranch Dressing
Red Bean Seasoning Mix
Roasted Chicken Gravy Seasoning Mix
Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce
Roasted Turkey Gravy Seasoning Mix
Salsa Mix
Salsa Verde Seasoning Mix
Seafood Seasoning
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
Southwest Taco
Spice Cookie Mix
Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix
Spicy Steak Seasoning
Spicy Taco
Spinach Dip
Steak Seasoning
Sweet Basil Pesto
Tomato Basil Spaghetti Sauce
Vegetable Seasoning
Vegetarian Brown Gravy
Vegetarian Chili Seasoning Mix

Products are available online at www.simplyorganic.com or can be purchased by calling toll-free at 1-800-669-3275.

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Simply Organic®
Simply Organic®, an all-organic brand from Frontier Natural Products Co-op™, offers an extensive and growing selection of certified organic spices, seasonings and baking flavors while supporting organic agriculture around the globe. By providing the best available organic seasonings and donating one percent of sales to organic farming causes, Simply Organic genuinely offers "a way to eat, the way to live." Find out more about Simply Organic at www.simplyorganic.com.

Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op™ offers a full line of natural and organic products under the Frontier, Simply Organic®, Aura Cacia® and Aura Cacia Organics® brands. Products include culinary herbs, spices and baking flavors; bulk herbs and spices; and natural and organic aromatherapy products. Frontier's goal is to provide consumers with the highest-quality organic and natural products while supporting and promoting social and environmental responsibility. For more information, visit Frontier's website at www.frontiercoop.com.