Last week UK company Merchant Gourmet, which makes products based on pulses, grains, seeds and chestnuts, launched two ready-to-eat grain-based meals that can be prepared in less than one minute.
Pesto Italian-Infused Grains is a mix of quinoa and wheatberries, the whole wheat kernel composed of the bran, germ, and endosperm. Flavoured with basil pesto, the product is high in protein and can be eaten hot and cold.
A 100 g serving provides 6.1 g of protein and 3.4 g of fibre.
The second product, Puglia Lentils with Truffle-Infused Oil, pack in 9.3 g of protein, 7.4 g of fibre and are a good source of iron with 2.6 mg per 100 g serving.
Both products are available in the supermarkets, Waitrose, Asda and Ocado.
Head of brand at Merchant Gourmet Nyree Chambers said: “The range offers consumers a healthy alternative to quick fix foods and serves as the perfect nutritious ingredient to add to any lunch or dinner to increase both protein and fibre intake. We’ve also added suggested recipes onto the packaging to make it even easier for consumers to create tasty and nutritious meals using the grains and lentils.”
Merchant Gourmet’s ready-to-eat range now counts 18 products.