Adhering to a paleo diet means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and some nuts and seeds, as well as eliminating grains from one's diet—but Pieno created a unique high-fiber paleo pasta product with minimal ingredients.
Peino's product is vegan-friendly, paleo and gluten-free as it is made with just green banana flour, tapioca flour and xantham gum. Using green banana as the base of the product helps farmers to reduce waste and at the same time, nourish consumers with prebiotic fiber. According to Otmaro Silva, "People are intrigued and amazed by the taste and texture of Pieno. It has no banana taste and it actually feels like pasta."
The unique pasta product has the potential to appeal to a wide range of consumers who are seeking healthy pasta alternatives without grains or legumes.