Yet again shaking up the burgeoning plant-based cheese category, award-winning Parma! (www.eatparma.com), the brand behind a highly popular array of dairy-free parmesan alternatives, today introduces a new line of entirely nut-free products. The announcement was made by company CEO Shannon Schnibbe, who founded Sister River Foods and its Parma! subsidiary in 2004.
Available in 3.5 ounce and 7-ounce jars on Amazon and on the www.eatparma.com site (please find links below) and soon in retail stores nationwide, the new nut-free line from Parma! is debuting with two irresistible vegan flavors – Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil. Pumpkin Power!
Both new Parma! products have replaced walnuts with organic pumpkin seeds. Hailed as a superfood given their many health benefits, pumpkin seeds are a major natural source of L-arginine – the amino acid that plays a significant role in nitric oxide production, a key ingredient in fighting heart disease.
In addition, pumpkin seeds are important for men’s health as a result of their high zinc content, are good for post-menopausal women, are able to help the body build protein, are rich in essential minerals and are food allergy friendly.
Nut-Free Parma! is made in dedicated equipment in a facility that processes walnuts.
Commenting on the new flavors, Ms. Schnibbe said, “Parma! fans have been asking us to create a nut-free line for quite a while and after taking the time necessary to formulate the tastiest and most nutritious products possible, we think our new Jalapeno Bacon and Garlic Basil flavors will soon become consumer favorites. We look forward to a successful launch of our new nut-free products and to adding additional flavors to the line in the near future.”
Plant-Based Parmesan Takes A Bold Step Forward With Parma!
With just the right condiment, a plain salad becomes a festival of flavors, a plate of vegetables transforms into a delectable stroll through a country garden, and an ordinary bowl of pasta becomes a savory work of art. And perhaps no condiment covers as many different foods and as many different cultures as classic parmesan cheese.
Created to offer consumers who follow a vegan or allergen-free diet an authentically mouth-watering alternative to traditional parmesan, Parma! is comprised of six deliciously distinct varieties. Beyond the two new nut-free flavors, the Parma! family of products includes Better Than Bacon Parma! (voted Favorite Bacon-Flavored Product in 2017 by VegNews magazine), Original Parma!, Chipotle Cayenne Parma! and Garlicky Green Parma!
A plant-based umami superfood line of convenient and affordable complete protein products, all Parma! flavors are paleo and keto-friendly, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO and Certified Kosher. Moreover, all six Parma! flavors contain whole raw ingredients, are low in sodium, heart-healthy, packed with essential B vitamins and trace minerals, replete with beneficial animo acids and an excellent source of healthy oils.
A World Of Flavor
Available in health stores nationwide as well as on the www.eatparma.com site, Amazon, VitaCost and other online retailers, Parma! is ideal for environmentally conscious consumers, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and all health conscious eaters. Unlike some other vegan cheese alternatives, Parma! has also proven highly appealing to mainstream cheese aficionados who are ready to eschew traditional cheese so long as a healthier option boasting authentic flavor, aroma and texture is available.
Sold in 3.5 and 7-ounce bottles, Parma! can be savored on pasta, lightly steamed vegetables, pizza, salads, potatoes, avocado toast, popcorn and countless other hor d’oeuvres, main dishes and desserts. For suggested recipes, please visit https://eatparma.com/category/recipes/.
Only The Beginning
Founded in 2004, Parma! has steadily grown to its current status as a leader in the dairy-free cheese alternative arena and a key player in the multi-billion-dollar global vegan food category.
According to Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott, an advisor to Parma! since the company’s inception, “Like Tofurky, Parma is an authentic, trailblazing brand with deep roots that took hold when the plant-based world was very young. I love that it is a family owned business run by kind, passionate people producing a wholesome vegan food with exceptional flavor.”
Adds Ms. Schnibbe, “Parma! gives you that cheesy flavor without all the dairy baggage. It provides an excellent food source of high-quality vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, omega 3’s and trace minerals, along with the natural goodness of hemp, and it tastes great! We’re truly grateful for the exceptionally warm reception our brand has received from consumers and industry leaders since our very first days on the market and look forward to continuing to shake up the dairy-free industry for many, many years to come.”
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