The Company’s new stuffed pasta entres offer a healthier alternative to existing stuffed pasta entres like raviolis, lasagna and stuffed shells. The Company utilized several of its base ingredients and created a new process to make a fat free ricotta cheese that has both the taste and texture of a full fatted cheese, with not only fewer calories, but with considerably less sodium as well. The entres meet the Federal Government’s protein requirement making it eligible for the Lunch Program. The entres also include a natural prebiotic to help aid in the absorption of calcium. According to the National Institutes of Health, 70% of school age children between the age of 9 and 12 do not receive the recommended daily amount of calcium. Lastly, the entres are also lactose free. According to the Department of Health & Human Resources, almost 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Children who are lactose intolerant consume less dairy products as a result of being lactose intolerant; because the Company’s new stuffed pasta entres are lactose free, children can eat them without becoming sick.
Unlike large food companies who were criticized by a recent Department of Agriculture study for not being creative, the Enlightened Gourmet is being very innovative by using its expertise to create entres for school children that not only taste great, but are a healthier alternative to many of the meals currently being served in our Nation’s schools.
The Company believes that these new products will become very popular with school dieticians who are looking for healthier, cost effective meals to serve in the National School Lunch Program. The Company expects to record its first sale of this new product prior to the end of the year.
The Enlightened Gourmet, Inc. is a fully reporting company whose stock trades on the OTCBB under the symbol “ENLG.” For further information contact Alexander L. Bozzi, III, the Company’s President, at 203-823-8865.
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