Paramount 21 Debuts Five New Gluten-Free Products in UK
With approximately 1.3 million Britons on a gluten-free diet and an estimated 500,000 people in the UK yet to be diagnosed with celiac disease, demand for gluten-free products is on the rise. Among companies developing frozen fare to meet this need is Paramount 21 Ltd, which recently launched five gluten-free, vegan and seafood items targeting the market.
The Newton Abbot, Devon, England-based foodservice sector specialist’s Cod & Asparagus Fishcake is encased in a crispy rice flake coating. Also on the seafood menu is Katsu Curry Fishcake drenched with sweet katsu sauce.
New vegan burger flavor profiles offered are Quinoa, Beet & Edamame Burger and a BBQ Lentil & Mixed Seed Burger. The first is accented with mushrooms, chili, smoked paprika, ginger, garlic and soy, plus a citrus twist. The second features an uncoated blend of lentils, gluten-free oats, sunflower and flaxseeds flavored with smoky sweet barbecue sauce and a kick of chipotle chili.
Fifth in the lineup is an on-trend Cajun-style Spicy Blackened Salmon Burger accented with chili and aromatic cumin, garlic, oregano and thyme. Chefs in Paramount 21’s development kitchen recommend serving it in a toasted brioche bun, topped with citrus cream cheese and mango salsa.
About Paramount 21
Founded by Ali Hannaford in 1988, the independently owned family business quickly developed from packing prawns to creating a range of premium value-added frozen seafood and vegetarian products for the foodservice industry. In addition to serving the UK market, the company exports products to customers in continental Europe, Australia and the UAE.