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PEPPER FUSION FROM FRONTIER NATURAL PRODUCTS CO-OP™ PAIRS ORGANIC PEPPERCORNS WITH SPICE FLAVORS
Infusion of spices with whole peppercorns is a new twist on zesty seasonings

Norway, Iowa (March 31, 2010) — Frontier Natural Products Co-op, the market leader in organic spices and seasonings in the natural foods industry is introducing an entirely new seasoning product — whole peppercorns infused with zesty spice combinations. Pepper Fusion takes pepper to a whole new level with four unique flavors ranging from garlic pepper and lemon pepper to the more sophisticated cayenne pepper and chipotle pepper.

The concept of Pepper Fusion is to combine the sharp, hot flavor of whole organic peppercorns with a complimentary spice. "The peppercorns are first coated with oil and then 'rolled' in the ground form of each spice," explains Brett Karminski, brand manager at Frontier Natural Products Co-op. "The resulting whole peppercorns are a robust fusion of pepper and spice."

Pepper Fusions are packaged in Frontier’s adjustable grinder cap, which keeps the spice and peppercorns fresh and allows each user to select the grind he or she prefers. Detailed illustrations of the paired spice on each Pepper Fusion bottle label help consumers quickly and easily identify them on the store shelf.

"The increasing interest in hot and spicy flavors and the rising demand for organic ingredients provided an opportunity to develop a truly unique product for consumers who are looking for new ways to spice up their meals," continues Karminski.

As examples, Karminski suggests seasoning grilled beef and French fries with Garlic Fusion, pairing Lemon Pepper Fusion with seafood and pasta dishes, using Chipotle Fusion to crank up the heat in chili and baked beans, and adding zest potato or egg salad with Cayenne Fusion.

Recipe suggestions on the back label of each Pepper Fusion provide additional ideas. “A favorite recipe among our tasting panels was the grilled barbeque chicken pizza,” adds Karminski.

The new Frontier Organic Pepper Fusion grinders are available now in the bottled-spice sections at natural food retailers nationwide or at www.frontiercoop.com.

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Frontier Natural Products Co-op™
Founded in 1976 and based in Norway, Iowa, Frontier Natural Products Co-op(TM) 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.