Merchant Gourmet expands Ready-To-Eat range with a taste-bud-tingling brand new flavour

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Merchant Gourmet, the market-leading healthy pulses, grains and seeds brand, has today announced the latest flavour to join the prestigious ready-to-eat range will be available to purchase in supermarkets this month.

The Korean-Style Grains contain a nutritious and delicious mix of wheatberries, black barley and edamame beans with red pepper cooked in a spicy gochujang style paste. These grains are incredibly easy to prepare, much like the existing ready-to-eat range. You can eat them cold straight out of the pack or, in under one minute you can heat in a microwave or pan. For the rising population that care about what they eat, they’re packed full of goodness – they’re a good source of protein and fibre, contributing to a growth in muscle mass, and they’re also low in saturated fat.

These versatile grains can revamp staple dishes in a flash – why not try a quick and easy midweek dinner, fry steak strips together with thinly sliced carrot and courgette, adding bean sprouts and spinach after a few minutes. Serve with warmed Korean-style grains, a fried egg and a dash of soy sauce. there

Nutritional information per 100g (as sold):

Energy kJ/kcal                          669/159
Fat                                           2.8g
of which saturates                     0.4g
Carbohydrates                          24.8g
of which sugars                         2.4g
Fibre                                         4.2g
Protein                                      6.4g
Salt                                          0.43g

Nyree Chambers, head of brand at Merchant Gourmet, said: “We’re fortunate to be the leading brand of grains and pulses in the UK and we’re extremely lucky to have such a loyal consumer following which is growing month by month. There’s definitely a rising trend for a more flexitarian approach to the weekly shop. Where grains and pulses were seen as healthy replacements to white carbohydrates they’re now being seen as the base of a meal with vegetables, meat or fish as the ‘bits on the side’. Therefore, our challenge is to keep creating new flavours and combinations to keep our fanbase enthused.”

The Korean-style grains are available to purchase from 1 October in Sainsbury’s stores.