Palmini – Stories Worth Telling
A low carb alternative made out of Hearts of Palm
Palmini is a low carb alternative made out of Hearts of Palm. When this nutritious plant is cut and cooked in the proper way, you’ll hardly notice the difference!
Palmini - Fast Facts
Your name: Alfonso Tejada
Year the company was started: OA Foods created Palmini in 2017.
Where are the products made: Our company is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
What is the ‘key ingredient’ that makes your product line special?
Our products are made from a natural plant known as heart of palm! When this plant is cut and cooked in the proper way, its resemblance to your favourite high carb dish is extraordinary.
Interview with Thomas, Owner of Palmini
LCG Foods sat down with the owner of Palmini , Thomas, and asked him some questions to better understand the brand's vision, core values, and other topics that we thought potential retail partners would want to know.
What motivated you to start your company and create the products that we see today?
Back in 2012, I noticed a trend in the market toward healthy foods. I am originally from Bolivia and began by importing quinoa and chia from my country. I wanted to create something more innovative and original to address this gap in the market. This is when Palmini was created! I have always loved hearts of palm and knew the possibilities for this vegetable laid far beyond just being eaten by itself. Palmini’s resemblance to regular pasta, rice, and mashed is extraordinary. I prefer it to the real thing! I am so proud that we have been able to expand our product line since first launching.
What are your company’s core values?
Some of our company’s core values include innovation, teamwork, and quality. We are always looking for new ways to enter the health foods market and expand Palmini! Healthy never has to be boring and we are committed to that. Since launching, we have continued to innovate and now offer a variety of products including Palmini linguine, angel hair, lasagna, rice, and mashed! Bringing high-quality foods to our customers is something we do not overlook.
We are a small group based out of Miami and we always work closely together as a team. I think that is something special about OA Foods!
If you could tell a retailer three things about what makes your brand different, what would they be?
If I could tell a retailer three things about Palmini that makes us different, I would include..
2) Giving back is one of our utmost priorities. A portion of our sales are donated back to children who need it the most. In 2021, we created a music room for the children of Creamos.
3) Our brand can fit seamlessly into any and every diet! It is gluten free, sugar free, keto friendly, paleo, vegan, weight watcher approved and many more!
What are some of the challenges that you’ve overcome to bring your business to its current state?
Creating a new product is always difficult. We were the first hearts of palm pasta product on the market! At the same time, many people did not even know what hearts of palm was. Educating our audience was initially a challenge, but once the consumer tries Palmini they are running back for more!
Why LCG Foods?
If you own or manage a health food store, you know it’s hard work to maintain a successful business. From developing customer loyalty, to managing costs, to staying competitive with the big grocery store down the street, we get that you want your suppliers to work as hard as you do.
At LCG Foods Distribution, we carefully curate a lean wholesale catalog of only the hottest natural food products, with new product launches every few weeks. Whether your store values organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, or keto, we have the products your customers are looking for, before they know they’re looking for them.
We offer straightforward, no-nonsense pricing, and ordering can be done easily online, by email, or over the phone with your account manager. All orders are processed on-demand from our distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, with Canada-wide service.
Get started today by browsing all the Palmini products, or take a look at our full product offering, then, if you'd like to explore wholesale pricing for your business, simply complete the form below and an LCG Foods representative will get in touch with you within 2-4 hours during the work week.
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