Milling & Baking News -- July 3, 2018 - 44
Ancient grains star in new pizza line
from Nestle's Sweet Earth Foods
MOSS LANDING, CALIF. - Sweet
Earth Foods, acquired by Nestle S.A.
late last year, is putting a plant-based
spin on pizza. The brand is launching
a new line of frozen pizzas featuring
crusts blended with ancient grains,
carrot and rosemary.
"We believe food should be delicious,
but it should also make you feel good
past the moment you're eating it," said
Kelly Swette, chief executive officer of
Sweet Earth Foods. "Our new pizzas
are chock-full of fresh ingredients that
provide exceptional taste and nutrition,
with the convenience that comes in the
freezer aisle. We're making healthy and
sustainable food accessible to everyone, just like it should be."
Available in Veggie Lover's, Truffle
Lover's, Protein Lover's and Herb
Lover's varieties, each pizza contains
at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.
The Veggie Lover's pizza is vegan,
contains 6 grams of protein per serving
and is made with a cornmeal, carrot
and chia crust. The plant-based pie features a marinara and vegan cauliflower
herb sauce topped with broccoli, brussels sprouts, mushrooms and corn.
The Protein Lover's pizza boasts 16
grams of protein per
serving and is made
with a wheat, chia,
quinoa and flax seed
crust. Topped with a
zesty marinara sauce,
the pizza features the
brand's meatless Planet
Pepperoni and Tuscan
Savory Grounds with
SWEET EARTH FOODS
mozzarella cheese and
roasted bell peppers.
The Truffle Lover's pizza, made
with a whole wheat and psyllium fiber crust, contains 12 grams of protein
per serving. The pizza is topped with
mushrooms, spinach, garlic, caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese,
Gruyere and Romano cheese and features a caramelized onion truffle sauce.
The Herb Lover's pizza provides
14 grams of protein per serving and is
made with a rosemary-infused wheat
and psyllium fiber crust. Featuring an
herb pesto base, the pie is topped with
chives, red pepper flakes and a blend
of mozzarella, Fontina, Parmesan,
Asiago and Romano cheeses.
"Plant-based eating is good for the
planet and good for
you," said Brian Swette,
president of Sweet Earth
Foods. "Sustainability is
at the core of everything
we do, beginning with
the ingredients we use.
Our customers are looking to add more vegetables and plant-based
protein to their diet, and
we are continuing to serve and empower
them with our new line of frozen pizzas."
Founded in 2012, Sweet Earth Foods
offers an array of vegetarian products
featuring global flavors and plant-based
proteins that span three core categories:
entrees, breakfast and plant-based meat
substitutes. Its products are sold in more
than 12,000 retail locations nationwide. MBN
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