Tesco introduces novel processed vegetable forms as "carb alternatives"

Supermarket Tesco has picked up on the trend for substituting carbohydrates in meals with similar-looking processed vegetables.

First in the new range of packs are Cauliflower Couscous, Carrot Spaghetti and Courgette Ribbons.

Tesco prepared vegetable buyer Emma Bonny said: "Creating vegetable substitutes for carbs such as potatoes, rice and pasta is really growing in popularity right now and not just for the diet-conscious.

"It's easy if you've got a decent food processor and spiraliser but not everybody has, so we think these new ready prepared fresh vegetable packs will provide shoppers with a simple option for lowering their carb intake."

The range "should also be of interest to shoppers on a gluten free diet", the retailer added.

The packs will each cost £1 and will be available to buy in 235 Tesco stores across Britain. They are currently in a 3-for-2 meal deal offer.


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