It’s all about the paste!By: Evita Basilio
Alligga’s versatile flaxseed cooking oil has now found its way into a range of new products created by Chopped Canada Champion, Chef Alana Peckham. The Signature Series products consist of a Roasted Garlic Hummus and an Orange Mint Hummus, and a Roasted Red Pepper Dip.
What is hummus?
Hummus is a Levantine food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. The dish is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe and can be used in several delicious ways: as a spread, dip, salad dressing, sandwich-filling, and sauce for meats. It can be added to just about anything, like pizza, pasta, mashed potatoes and so much more – there’s even a hummus flavoured ice cream! No wonder we’re all about that paste (Check out this hummus music video!).
Let’s talk health!
The products contain Alligga’s whole and ground flaxseeds and flaxseed oil offering a high Omega-3 content. Omega-3 fatty acid is a type of polyunsaturated fat, also known as the “good” kind of fat. Eating the “good” kinds of fat can lead to health benefits like improved blood cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes and even keeping your waistline in check. All the ingredients in the products are natural and you will actually recognize everything on the list! From chickpeas which are high in protein, to garlic which improves immune function and mint which can reduce inflammation: the product line is created to be healthy and natural.
Each of the Signature Series products undergoes a number of nutritional, shelf stability, ingredient and microbial testing to ensure the highest quality product.
We asked, you tasted
The Alana Peckham Signature Series products are new to Loblaws City Market in North Vancouver and Richmond. Chef Peckham and I tested out the products at store demos in both locations and received a lot of “oh boy, this is good.” The products can also be found in Les Amis Du Fromage in Kitsilano and East Vancouver, and Cioffis Meat Market and Deli in North Burnaby in the Heights. So next time you’re picking up a hummus or dip, give the Alligga products a try.
Whether you want a traditional hummus like the Roasted Garlic, or you’re feeling adventurous for some Orange Mint Hummus, they both are sure to please your palate. And the Roasted Red Pepper Dip has a kick from the smoked paprika which will have you wanting more.
Stay up to date on our website www.alligga.com for upcoming events, farmer’s markets and store demos to know where we are so you can come try the Signature Series products