Suma launches new oat pasta range
Suma Wholefoods has launched a new range of high-quality oat pastas. The company are one of the very few in the UK offering this new form of pasta made with oat, corn and rice flours rather than the traditional wheat.
Kate Willis, Brand Product Coordinator at Suma Wholefoods, comments: “Consumers are looking for good quality pastas, unusual new ingredients and exciting gluten-free options and this range delivers just that!”
She continues: “Consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits of oats as a nutrient-rich food associated with a reduction on blood cholesterol when consumed regularly.
“Made with organic ingredients, including oat, corn and rice flours, our oat pasta is certified gluten-free and ideal for both those with gluten-intolerance and those who simply prefer to reduce their gluten consumption. The texture is tender and the taste is delicate, so there’s no competition with any sauce it accompanies. It’s perfect to use wherever you’d otherwise use a wheat pasta.”
There are three varieties in the new range: Linguine, Rigatoni and Casarecce. Linguine, meaning little tongues in Italian, is flatter and wider than spaghetti but not as wide as fettuccine. Casarecce, from the Italian word for homemade, are short twists of pasta originating from Sicily which appear to roll up on themselves. Rigatoni is larger than penne and ziti, and sometimes slightly curved.
The range comes in cardboard packaging that is sourced from a sustainably-managed forest, is fully recyclable and 100 per cent plastic-free.
Supplied in cases of 12, they have a long shelf life of 36 months when stored correctly. The Rigatoni and Casarecce retail at £26.90 per case with a RRP of £2.99. Linguine is £28.40 per case and £3.19 RRP.