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SoL Sunflower Beverage Announces "Embrace the Sun" Summer Recipe Contest

Participants stand a chance to win $1000 worth of gift card prizes and have their original recipes featured on Sunrich Naturals' web site, blog, and Facebook pages

Hope, MN - (April 26, 2012 ) - Sunrich Naturals is inviting food bloggers and cooks across America to enter its "Embrace the Sun" summer recipe contest and share their original recipes made with SoL™ Sunflower Beverage. Participants have a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards plus bragging rights to friends and family as their recipes are featured and publicized on the Sunrich Naturals web site, blog and Facebook page.

"People from all over the country have been sharing online the myriad ways they are enjoying SoL as a delicious and creamy ingredient in both sweet and savory preparations," said Tina Nelson, vice president of Sales & Marketing, Consumer Products, SunOpta Grains & Foods Group. "SoL is generating buzz among foodies as well as people who are looking for vegan, gluten free, and allergy-friendly beverages and ingredients everyone can enjoy. What better time to share great food and beverage ideas with your friends and family than summertime? We look forward to seeing our fans' submissions and sharing their summer recipe ideas with the world."

To enter, go to the Sunrich Naturals' Facebook page at between 09:00 AM EDT on April 30, 2012 and 11:59 PM ET on May 31, 2012 (the "Entry Period") and follow on-screen instructions to submit the original recipe, which must include at least one flavor of Sunrich Naturals SoL Sunflower Beverage as an ingredient. SoL is available in three flavors - Unsweetened, Original, and Vanilla - in shelf stable, aseptic 32 ounce Tetra Pak containers.

Deadline for submission is May 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EDT. One Judge's Choice award winner will receive a $500 Williams Sonoma Gift Card, and one People's Choice winner - chosen by fellow participants and fans visiting the Sunrich Naturals Facebook page - will also receive a $500 Williams Sonoma Gift Card. Winners will be contacted on or before June 7, 2012. See official rules posted at

SoL is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Folic Acid, Calcium and Vitamin D. Each 8 oz. serving provides 50% of the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin E, 30% for Calcium, 25% for Vitamin D, and 20% for Folic Acid.

SoL™ can be found at fine health food stores and natural food retailers nationwide. For a store locator, visit

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About Sunrich Naturals®
Sunrich Naturals®, maker of SoL™ Refreshing Sunflower Beverage, has been working with American family farms to produce wholesome organic and natural foods for over 25 years. Sunrich Naturals® believes that healthy, good food starts with a healthy, good Earth. This simple belief guides everything we do - how we work with farmers, handle and process our grains, and produce our natural and organic foods. Our products can be found in many fine supermarkets, natural food retailers, and health food stores nationwide.

Sunrich Naturals® is a brand of SunOpta Inc., a leader in natural and organic ingredients, raw materials and consumer products and the largest sunflower processor in the United States. 

Media Contact:
Laura Fontanills
Healthy Living Marketing/ Common Language