NORTHBROOK, ILL. — Barilla is launching a new line of one-ingredient pastas made with chickpeas or red lentils instead of wheat. Varieties include red lentil rotini, red lentil penne, chickpea rotini and chickpea casarecce. The products are gluten-free and provide a good source of plant-based protein and an excellent source of fiber, according to the company.
"At Barilla, we only have one way of doing business: 'Good for you, good for the planet,'" said Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla Americas. "This means constantly innovating and improving our products to provide people with high-quality foods that are healthy, sourced from responsible supply chains and inspired by the Italian lifestyle and Mediterranean Diet."
The pastas are available at Amazon.com and select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99.