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Pasta Prima Announces the First Superfood in Pasta

Pasta Prima Superfood Ravioli is a 100% Natural blend of Kale, Spinach, and Five Gourmet Cheeses

BENICIA, Calif. – March 7, 2012 – When you eat a quick meal, is it healthy? Pasta Prima 100% Natural Superfood Ravioli is both. It’s a blend of kale and spinach complemented by five gourmet cheeses: Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, Mozzarella, and Ricotta. A top choice at our taste tests, it is 100% Natural and an excellent source of calcium, Vitamin K, and antioxidants Vitamins A & C. Great for busy people, it takes just 3-4 minutes to cook. Taste it at the Natural Products Expo (Booth 5354, Hall E). Pasta Prima Superfood Ravioli is sold by independent retailers on the West Coast. All Pasta Prima products are either 100% Natural or Organic and are made with 100% renewable energy.

100% Natural and Family Owned
Pasta Prima is a family owned company that hand crafts gourmet ravioli, tortellini, and sauces. Our ingredients come from local producers and the world’s best. “We’ve taken great care to ensure every ingredient we use is of the highest quality. Our culinary team then makes sure they’re perfectly balanced to deliver restaurant quality flavor right at home,” said Pasta Prima President Ryan Tu.

What do we really mean by 100% Natural?

  • We don’t use preservatives, additives, or anything artificial.
  • The ingredients are familiar because they come from the earth.
  • We maximize nutrients and freshness by using simple production methods and small batches.
The complexity of flavors and textures make many say, “this is the best ravioli I have ever tasted.” We made Rachael Ray’s best ravioli list!

 

Our 100% Natural line of pasta includes classic flavors like Five Cheese Ravioli and Grilled Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli and contemporary ones like Butternut Squash Ravioli and Wild Mushroom Ravioli.

Gentle on your body
Last year, Pasta Prima introduced a new USDA Certified Organic line of fresh ravioli. Today, the Organic Spinach and Cheese flavor is the #1 Organic refrigerated ravioli. Made from organic semolina flour and fresh organic whole eggs, this line of pasta is offered in four mouth-watering flavors:

  • Organic Spinach and Cheese: tender leaves of spinach blended with fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Organic Portobello Mushroom: savory mushrooms with garlic, thyme, sweet onions and a four cheese blend
  • Organic Butternut Squash: flavorful squash with Parmesan cheese and hints of sage
  • Organic Vegetable and Basil Mozzarella Ravioli: squash and red pepper accented with Romano and Parmesan cheese.

 

I can’t believe it’s Gluten Free
Avoiding wheat or just taking a break from it? We replace it with 100% Natural corn and rice flour in Pasta Prima Gluten Free Ravioli. Try it and be surprised! Pasta Prima believes that gluten free dough should have the same taste and texture as traditional wheat dough and be delicious. We tried hundreds of recipes before we created one good enough to offer our fans. Our Gluten Free Ravioli is the first fresh pasta to be certified g-free and carries the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) symbol. We offer two flavors:

  • Gluten Free Butternut Squash: bright seasonal squash blended with Parmesan cheese and sage
  • Gluten Free Five Cheese: fresh ricotta and mozzarella mixed with aged imported Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago

 

Gentle on the environment
We believe in protecting the environment for our next generation and yours. Starting with our $2 million investment in a rooftop solar array, we use 100% renewable energy. “Investing in renewable energy is part of our commitment to sustainable manufacturing,” said Pasta Prima President Ryan Tu. “Just as consumers trust us for great flavor and 100 percent natural ingredients, we want them to have confidence in our green energy commitment as the first and only pasta company to produce all of its products from 100 percent renewable energy.” Our energy is certified renewable by Green-e, a third party.

It made sense to us that our next environmental effort would be to make Pasta Prima Organic and Gluten Free flavors available in renewable packaging: plant-based plastic. Compared to petroleum-based plastic, its manufacturing generates less greenhouse gas and requires less energy. What else makes plant-based plastic earth friendly? It is primarily made from corn which is renewable because it can be grown again. Most plastics are made from petroleum which is nearly impossible to regenerate. Corn sequesters carbon as it grows and reduces our dependence on oil.

About Pasta Prima
Pasta Prima is an independent, family-owned and operated company located near Napa Valley. It is our mission to produce healthy, 100% natural foods rich with gourmet flavor. Founded in 1984, the company manufactures premium, high quality filled pastas, selling in dozens of varieties at club and grocery stores nationwide. Pasta Prima’s full line of over 25 SKUs of delicious ravioli and tortellini are priced from $3.99 to $5.29 at retail (for 8oz, larger size available) and $9.99 to $12.99 at club stores. Contact us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 707-746-6888.