Pangkarra Foods, a boutique food producer in South Australia’s Clare Valley, has expanded its product range to include gourmet pulses.
Started in 2011, Pangkarra Foods has produced premium paddock to plate wholegrain pasta, flour, lavosh and grissini. Now, the business will also sell a range of pulses, including Australian Chickpeas, Pangkarra Roasted Chickpeas with Garlic and Sea Salt, Pangkarra Roasted Bean Mix with Lemon, Thyme, Black Pepper and Sea Salt, and Pangkarra Roasted Chickpeas and Faba Beans with Rosemary and Sea Salt.
This is the first time the company has produced paddock to plate pulse products, and according to Pangkarra Foods it is the first time in Australia a company has presented chickpeas that are cooked, ready to serve, with a strong emphasis on provenance, for the Australian consumer. The Pangkarra pulses are 100 per cent Australian, healthy, traceable and presented in convenient flexible doy pouch packaging.
Jim Maitland, co-manager of Pangkarra Foods, said the Pangkarra chickpeas and faba beans have a point of difference from other products in the snack and gourmet categories as they are ready to serve, offering a new convenience for the Australian consumer.
“This is a huge step forward for Pangkarra Foods, as the products we produce have traditionally been wheat-based pasta, flour and biscuits. Yet, as we are growing chickpeas and faba beans on farm for other markets, it made sense to value-add pulses as well. We are now more than ready for the leap in paddock to plate, premium pulses,” Maitland said.
Pangkarra pulses are now available through gourmet shops, IGA’s, Foodlands and independent grocery stores throughout Australia as well as online at pangkarrafoods.com.au and retail from around $5.95.