A delicious dish of pasta should be something that everyone can enjoy, right? That’s what the team at Banza thinks. Their Banza chickpea pasta noodles are designed to fit gluten-free and low-carb lifestyles, while satisfying the noodle lover in all of us. 

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Co-founders and brothers Brian and Scott Rudolph first launched Banza in 2014. Brian describes himself as a lifelong fan of carbs. As he grew older, he slowly realized that this diet of pizza and bagel wasn’t working for him. Eventually, he learned that he felt better with less gluten in his life, but there was no way he was going to give up pasta.  

Is Banza Pasta Gluten Free? 

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Yes! Banza-pasta is a great gluten-free option. After looking, Brian wasn’t satisfied with the gluten-free pasta on the market. The flavors and textures were all wrong, and they didn’t bring any added health benefits to the party. Brian began experimenting with chickpea flour with the goal of creating a gluten-free noodle that was truly healthy. The batches of what would become Banza pasta were created in Brian’s Detroit kitchen, and rolled out with a wine bottle. After some experimentation, the Randolph brothers found a recipe that ticks all of the boxes.

Banza Chickpea Pasta Nutrition

Their line of gluten-free pasta packs a powerful nutritional punch, with 22 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber per serving. 

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Today, Banza pasta is available in 17 different shapes. The company is expanding, and just launched a line of gluten-free pizza made with chickpeas. Most importantly, their product passes the taste test. After sampling a range of alternative pastas, the Blue Apron test kitchen is proud to offer Banza as a gluten-free noodle. Customers looking to avoid traditional pasta can now find Banza featured in Blue Apron’s customization options, along with plenty of ways to choose your own protein.