VEGNEWS NAMES THE GINGER PEOPLE’S ORGANIC GINGER SYRUP BEST IN SHOW AT NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO

Marina, Calif. (March 22, 2011) – Chosen from nearly 3,600 exhibitors and 1,000 entries, The Ginger People’s organic ginger syrup has been named one of VegNews’ editors’ hottest new vegetarian products at the nation’s largest natural products trade show, Expo West.

This was the sixth annual product showcase that VegNews, America’s leading vegetarian lifestyle magazine, has presented to Expo West exhibitors. This year’s competition for the prestigious distinction among vegetarian products generated an unprecedented number of entries and significant buzz, with only 12 products making VegNews editors’ short list. In addition to bragging rights, winners receive acknowledgement through a framed award, mention in the May/June print issue and the magazine’s award-winning website, VegNews.com. Other winners included an organic coconut spread, dark chocolate peanut butter cups and a vegan cheese pizza.

The Ginger People, established in 1984, has attended the Natural Products Expo for the last eight years and has long been considered a show favorite. Their organic ginger syrup is part of the company’s ‘pantry essentials’ collection that also includes organic pickled sushi ginger, organic grated ginger and organic ginger juice. Offering premium ginger-based food products and ingredients, The Ginger People is regarded as a leading natural and organic products brand, offering everything from ginger chews to soothing elixirs, as well as the recently-announced ginger-based skin care line, GO.

Ginger originated in China more than 5000 years ago and is known for its healthful benefits, making it a robust addition to a wide array of recipes. It’s known to reduce inflammation, minimize pain and relieve nausea and other digestive issues, to name just a few benefits. For more information about ginger, to buy ginger products or to find recipes, visit gingerpeople.com.