This food brand is introducing pinole to the natural market

Jenna Blumenfeld, Freelancer

February 15, 2016

Chia is mainstream, but why hasn’t pinole, another Aztec-era power food, gained the same recognition? New brand Native State Foods is bringing to market a purple maize pinole, which is designed to be eaten for breakfast—and according to co-founder Angela Palmieri, is made with ingredients chosen for their healthfulness, not their low cost. “We saw an opportunity to bill Native State Foods and our first product line, Purely Pinole, on really choosing premium nutrition ingredients that are real,” she says.

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Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

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