Late April will see ZENB, the online plant-powered whose 100% yellow pea pasta aims to reinvent everyday food cupboard staples, introduce two new ragu sauces: Aubergine with Basil & Olive Oil and Mushroom with Marjoram & Olive Oil.
The ZENB name is derived from the word zenbu – the Japanese expression for whole, and the ragu sauces aim to reflect the brand’s drive to develop products that use as much of the whole vegetable as possible, including skin, seeds and stem.
Both ragu varieties are made in the UK and as well as providing quick and easy meal solutions, they are a source of fibre and contribute towards the 1 of your 5-a-day intake. Gluten free, the sauces are also Vegan Society approved.
Priced at £3.33 for a 250g pack (two servings of 125g) the two sauces will be available from ZENB.co.uk and shortly on Amazon.
ZENB was founded by the Japan-based Mizkan Group over two centuries ago. The company began by making vinegar using “sake lees”, the by-product of brewing sake which was normally thrown away. The sweetness and flavour of the Mizkan vinegar paired deliciously with sushi, as popular then as it is now, and many restaurants started using it.
Throughout its history, Mizkan has kept the philosophy of environmental consciousness at the centre of its core values while offering tasty and healthy choices.
To further pursue its philosophy, and inspired by its food waste history, Mizkan launched ZENB in the US and Japan in 2019, and in the UK in 2020. ZENB’s hero product is its Yellow Pea Pasta. The UK’s first pasta to be made entirely from this small but powerful legume, it has become a key ingredient of many a diet since launching back in 2021. It is available in four familiar shapes: Spaghetti, Penne, Fusilli and Macaroni.