Mann Packing is Rolling Out its New, Fresh Cut Golden Roasteez
- by Christofer Oberst
SALINAS, CA - Mann Packing is rolling out a new product geared specifically towards foodservice operators, its fresh cut Golden Roasteez™ golden beet squares.
According to Gina Nucci, Director of Foodservice Marketing, the Golden Roasteez™ are cut into 3/4 inch cubes to give them optimal “bite” texture after having been roasted.
“Cubing first, then roasting, allows for great caramelization and appealing presentation,” Nucci said, according to a press release. “Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of beets and is the best cooking method for most menu applications.”
Nucci also added that the golden variety doesn’t bleed as the red does, and with a more uniform appearance the company is pushing this latest item specifically towards foodservice operators to be paired with salads, pizza, risottos, or pastas, as well as a substitute for potatoes in a hash or healthy side style.
Dataessential MenuTrends Fall 2014 reportedly recorded that 22 percent of independent restaurants have beets on the menu.
“We saw the increasing popularity of beets, and decided to provide chefs a convenient method to achieve a consistent and visually appetizing menu ingredient,” Nucci said in the release. “Sweet, delicious, and easy.”
According to the company, its Golden Roasteez™ are a fresh produce item that has never been frozen, with a 16-day shelf life from time of packing.