Banza, a US company that uses chickpeas to make a range of pasta and rice products, has entered a new category with the launch of a line of frozen pizzas featuring chickpea crusts.
The brand’s new range includes three ready-to-eat variants – four cheese, roasted veggie and margherita – with ‘high-quality’ and minimal ingredients lists. In addition, Banza offers a two-pack, build-your-own plain crust option.
Banza claims that its new pizzas contain more protein and fibre, fewer net carbs and less sodium than the leading traditional (wheat-based) and better-for-you (cauliflower-based) frozen pizzas on the market.
“Chickpeas are one of the most nutrient-dense and environmentally friendly foods available, yet we consume far less of them than we should,” said Brian Rudolph, CEO and co-founder of Banza.
“At Banza, we’re demonstrating the versatility of the ingredient and increasing consumption by using them to upgrade some of America’s favourite foods – pasta, rice and now, pizza.”
Banza pizza is available nationwide in the US, with an MSRP of $8.99, from Target, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans and Heinen’s, as well as online via Amazon and the brand’s website.
Last year, Banza secured $20 million in funding as it looked to expand its team and product portfolio.
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