Ancient Harvest’s new line of bean and lentil pastas available nationwide in spring 2015
Boulder, Colo. – (Mar. 5, 2015) – Ancient Harvest, the first brand to bring quinoa to the U.S. in the 1980s, is delivering more wholesome, gluten-free comfort food with the debut of its new lines of protein-packed Bean & Lentil Supergrain Pastas and Lentil & Quinoa Supergrain Mac & Cheese™.
“Research shows that a majority of consumers want to add more protein into their diets, and many are looking to plant-based sources of protein,” said Constance Roark, MS, RDN and director of marketing at Ancient Harvest. “The brand’s focus remains on protein-rich ancient grains, like quinoa, but we’re continuously cooking up ideas to meet new consumer demands. Now, we’ve incorporated other high-protein and gluten-free superfoods, like lentils and beans, into our product lines. A pasta dish that tastes great and adds nutritional value to your plate is pretty hard to beat.”
These naturally gluten-free pasta varieties are made with a hearty blend of quinoa and nutritious legumes. The pastas look and act like traditional pasta in every way, from taste to texture, but have two times the protein and a healthy helping of fiber in every serving. The five new pasta varieties include Black Bean & Quinoa Elbows and Spaghetti, Red Lentil & Quinoa Rotelle and Linguine and Green Lentil & Quinoa Penne (MSRP $3.39).
With 16 grams of protein per serving, the new Lentil & Quinoa Mac & Cheese varieties will join Ancient Harvest’s existing line of mac & cheeses. A combination of the high-protein, fiber and nutrition of red lentils and quinoa, the Lentil & Quinoa Mac & Cheese will be available in three creamy varieties, Mild Cheddar with Elbows, Sharp Cheddar with Shells and White Cheddar with Shells (MSRP $2.99).
Ancient Harvest bean and lentil pastas and new lentil macaroni and cheese varieties will arrive at retailers nationwide this spring. All other Ancient Harvest products are available in natural food stores and conventional supermarkets nationwide.
About Ancient Harvest
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Ancient Harvest was the first brand to bring quinoa to the United States and remains the premier brand of organic quinoa and ancient grain products today. For more than 30 years, Ancient Harvest has been providing health-conscious consumers with great tasting organic, non-GMO and gluten-free foods for the whole family. The brand is committed to innovation and delivering only the highest-quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients with a diverse line of ancient grain products, including quinoa, pastas, macaroni and cheese, flour, flakes, hot cereals and ready-to-eat polentas.