NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the launch of its Legume pasta line in 2018, Barilla is expanding its offering with the introduction of Red Lentil Spaghetti. Barilla has seen tremendous interest in its legume pastas and developing the new Red Lentil Spaghetti is a direct response to meet that growing demand. Like the rest of the line, Red Lentil Spaghetti is made with one single ingredient – in this case red lentils – setting it apart from other legume pastas in the category.
Similar to its predecessors, Red Lentil Spaghetti has a deliciously nutty taste, an always "al dente" texture and is a good source of protein and excellent source of fiber. All Barilla Legume pastas give health-conscious food lovers a wholesome way to add variety to their meals, making it a great foundation or addition to a range of dishes. And for people who follow dietary lifestyles like gluten-free or vegan, it provides the opportunity to expand their food options and be creative in the kitchen.
"We have been thrilled with the performance of – and peoples' response to – Legume since its launch, so it was an obvious next step for us to continue to evolve the line to offer consumers new ways to enjoy legume pasta," said Jean-Pierre Comte, President of Barilla Americas. "Spaghetti is one of the most popular pasta cuts, which made it an easy decision to make it our next offering. We look forward to building on and expanding our legume offerings even further in the near future."
The one-ingredient legume line is now available in five varieties: Red Lentil Spaghetti, Chickpea Rotini, Chickpea Casarecce, Red Lentil Penne and Red Lentil Rotini. Barilla Legume pastas are certified gluten free and non-GMO Project Verified. All varieties retail for $2.89 and are available on Amazon.com. Red Lentil Spaghetti will be available in most major retailers by Summer 2020. For a specific retailer near you, visit the product locator at www.Barilla.com.
About the Barilla Group Barilla is a family company, not listed on the stock exchange, chaired by brothers Guido, Luca and Paolo Barilla. It was founded by their great-grandfather, Pietro Barilla, who opened a bakery in Parma in 1877. Now, Barilla is famous in Italy and throughout the world for the excellence of its food products. With its brands – Barilla, Vero Gusto, Mulino Bianco, Pan di Stelle, Gran Cereale, Harrys, Pavesi, Wasa, Filiz, Yemina and Vesta, Misko, Voiello and Cucina Barilla – it promotes a tasty, joyful and healthy diet, inspired by the Mediterranean Diet and the Italian lifestyle.
When Pietro opened his store more than 140 years ago, his overriding aim was to make good food. Today, that principle has become Barilla's way of doing business: "Good for You, Good for the Planet," a slogan that expresses the daily commitment of the over 8,000 people who work for the company, and of a supply chain that shares its values and passion for quality.
"Good for You" means constantly improving the product offering, encouraging the adoption of healthy lifestyles and facilitating people's access to food.
"Good for the Planet" means promoting sustainable supply chains and reducing CO2 emissions and water consumption.