MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — With the abundance of HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup) and high-sodium marinades on the market today, conscientious consumers are demanding healthier alternatives that still have big, bold flavors. In an answer to the challenge, Minnesota Specialty Foods is pleased to offer a deliciously spicy product that has NO HFCS, just 1g of sugar, and only 20 mg of sodium per serving. “Judo Joel’s Asian-Infused Jamaican Jerk Marinade” is sweet and spicy with accents of soy, fresh ginger, and habanero peppers. In addition to being very low sodium (as defined by American Heart Association), it’s all natural, cholesterol free, low fat (1.5 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat and 0 g trans fat), all without sacrificing flavor.

As a marinade or grill-baste it imparts a wonderful Jamaican/Asian flair to beef, pork, seafood, poultry, even fresh vegetables and wild game. As an ingredient, it enhances mayonnaise, works wonderfully as a dipping sauce, even adds pizazz to a Bloody Mary. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Currently this exciting new marinade can be found in the greater Twin Cities metro area at RJ’s Fresh Meats (Hudson, WI), Oakdale Meats (Oakdale, MN), Bongaards Family Meats (Cottage Grove, MN), Mike’s Butcher Shop (West St. Paul, MN), Clancy’s Meats (Minneapolis, MN) and Brother’s Meat and Seafood (Maple Grove, MN).

You can also find it online at

Minnesota Specialty Foods was founded in 2008 by Joel Gunderson in an effort to promote healthy, locally-produced products and to foster the growth of local food entrepreneurs.

Valerie Gotten
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