Schne-Frost Ernst Schnetkamp is rolling out a new frozen plant-based SKU under its Avita brand: vegetable hemp sticks.
The line, which will launch in Germany, is gluten- and lactose-free. They are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and certified by ProVeg.
The sticks contain vegetables including chickpeas, corn, carrots, parsnips and peas. These are combined with 'full-bodied' hemp seeds. These are then coated in breadcrumb and deep-fried.
Hemp is a plant-based source of all the essential amino acids and the company said it is 'ideally suited' as a source of protein. The ingredient is also a source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The hemp and veg sticks are high in vitamins B1, B2 and E as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.
Like the rest of the Avita range, the new product does not contain flavour enhancers, preservatives or colours.