Explore Cuisine - Organic Red Lentil Penne - 8 oz. (227g)
Explore Cuisine Organic Red Lentil Penne is certified vegan, organic, gluten-free, and is freshly made in Italy and ready in minutes, giving your family the authentic, delicious taste they’ve been craving for. With the smooth texture of flour pasta and the benefits of lentils, the Red Lentil Penne is a fantastic choice to keep your family happy and healthy. Comprised of only two ingredients, this pasta is packed with 11g of protein and a good source of fiber. It’s pasta reinvented!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my family like the taste?
They hope so! At explore cuisine they have taken the time to find the perfect formula to give you that soft pasta taste you are used to with the benefits of pulses.
Is it best to rinse the explore cuisine pasta after cooking?
Although rinsing is certainly not required, it is recommended. Rinsing can be a great way to cool down your pasta, so you can enjoy it right away!
What is a pulse?
Pulses are part of the legume family and the term pulse refers to the dried seed. Chickpeas, lentils, beans and peas are the most common varieties of pulses. Pulses are typically very high in protein and fiber.
How long do i have cook the pulse pastas for?
In boiling water, the pastas cook up in 8-10 minutes. Strain and pair with your favorite sauce. Looking for recipe ideas?
I'm familiar with Explore Asian. Are you the same brand?
Yes! Explore Asian has moved beyond just Asian products, and they have rebranded to become explore cuisine. Same great products and a few new ones direct from Italy!
Are their pulse pastas and lasagna made in Italy?
Yes! Their pulse pastas are all made in a gluten-free factory in Italy.
Whole Grains Council
Eating whole grains is important to everyone's diet, and they make it easy to enjoy. The whole grain stamp on their products lets you know exactly what you are getting in each serving.
All their products are non-gmo certified.
All of their products are naturally (and certified) gluten free. Made in dedicated gluten free factories.
Yes! Their products are ou certified
Vegan Society certification?
All of their products have the vegan society seal of approval.
Do explore cuisine products experience cross-contamination with tree nuts?
They are extremely proud to share that all of their products are created in a nut-free, dairy-free and gluten-free facility making their pasta and soup products safe favorites in homes across the country!
Food to thrive foundation
Explore cuisine is universally dedicated to helping their workers thrive and flourish in their home lives and in the work place. They believe that healthy food grows from healthy hands, hearts and lives, and they are dedicated to a life-giving initiative that nurtures their farms and the lives of their workers. They love to give back to those who contribute to explore cuisine's innovation and success, which is why two percent of all explore cuisine worldwide proceeds go directly to the food to thrive foundation, providing education, empowerment and advancement in farming programs to every explore cuisine team member. Rooted in a pure love of health, a respect for life ,and a deep commitment to success, explore cuisine is committed to bringing your family whole, healthy meals -- from their table to yours.
I'm a diabetic, what is the glycemic index (GI) for the bean pastas?
Their products have not been specifically tested on the glycemic index. Please consult your doctor or your nutritionist to evaluate the suitability of their products to meet your dietary needs.
Do you have a nutritionist on staff?
Yes, Ilana Mulstein is a registered dietitian nutritionist who specializes in educating people both in private practice and ucla on eating healthy.
About Explore Cuisine
While exploring the Far East, their Founder, Joe Spronz, had a light-bulb moment! With new health trends and dietary needs on the rise, why not create a healthy, bean-based pasta that everyone’s been craving? With a single idea to reinvent the pasta industry and inspiration from the soybean noodles he discovered on his trip to China, Joe made his way back to the United States to begin production; the Explore Cuisine brand was born!
Explore Cuisine products are vegan, organic, gluten-free, and kosher, ensuring your health and igniting your taste buds! For example, their delicious bean pastas contain nearly 20-25 grams of protein per serving and are low in carbs and sodium while simultaneously containing a high fiber content. With Explore Cuisine, you’ll experience the incomparable taste of pasta with all the benefits of nutritious beans!
Their hard-working, dynamic team is constantly exploring the globe to develop new and innovative products to bring to your dinner table. Searching high and low, they have discovered some of the best raw materials on the planet to create a variety of healthy and delicious meals for your dietary needs. Simply said, they are committed to keeping your heart healthy, your mind whole and your family happy . . . and to keep you coming back for more!