Franklin Farms™, a division of Keystone Natural Holdings, introduced a line of chickpea products to its portfolio of plant-based offerings. As the plant-based food market continues to grow and diversify, the new line of tofu made from chickpeas offers consumers soy-free options that are low-fat and allergen-free.
A recent Mintel report indicates the flexitarian lifestyle continues to become a global phenomenon among all generations, especially Gen Z, with “49% of Gen Z trying to add more plant-based proteins to their diet, versus 38% of other generations. As more consumers seek ways to maintain or improve their wellness, plant-based proteins such as chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, nuts, edamame, and soy products are growing in popularity.
As consumers continue to seek out new plant-based foods to try at home, Franklin Farms Chickpea Tofu could appeal to consumers with flavor and meal prep ease. These products are easy to use and require no draining or pressing. They can be cubed or sliced, so consumers can quickly and easily enjoy them in wraps, salads, soup, tacos, etc.
Franklin Farms Chickpea Tofu offer consumers a product that is plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, cholesterol free, gluten free, kosher, and soy free. They are available in several flavor-forward options including:
• Original Chickpea Tofu, medium-firm in texture, with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth consistency
• Peppadew Pepper® Chickpea Tofu, offering a kick of zesty spice
Franklin Farms has more than twenty years of expertise in plant-based protein foods and uses only the highest quality ingredients and packaging to provide a healthy selection of plant-based products for any meal of the day. Product offerings including veggie patties, meatless meatballs, tofu, seitan, tempeh, edamame vegan jerky, Planty Good Patties, and Ground and Vegan Wraps.
Franklin Farms Chickpea Tofu will be available in select Albertson and Safeway locations.