Where it all began
It all started with a question - why isn't there a healthier, great-tasting, gluten-free pasta?
With this in mind Nick bought a pasta press and took over his mum's kitchen, convinced he could develop a pasta that worked harder to keep you healthy. His recipe experiments led him to chickpeas as the main ingredient; they are naturally packed with plant based protein, high in healthy fibre and lower in carbohydrates than wheat used in traditional pasta. All of this means a gluten-free pasta that packs a nutritional punch, keeps you fuller for longer and doesn't leave you feeling bloated.
After countless varieties and with the pasta press on it's last legs, Root One was born!
We've moved on from his mum's kitchen but our mission remains the same: update the foods you know and love to make them healthier without losing their great taste.
Nick has always been passionate about food and nutrition and is currently studying for his MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster in London.
In his spare time you'll find him in the kitchen working on recipes for Root One or out with friends doing his favourite activity: eating great food with great company!
The Pasta Revolution is just the start. We want it to be easier for everyone to eat more nutritious food.
We're delighted with our pasta and we really hope you love it too, but we're not stopping there . We're obsessed with making it easier to eat healthier, so our mission is to take an innovative look at food staples and update them to make them work harder to keep you healthy!
Pulses have had a big year: in recognition of the nutritional benefits of eating more pulses and to encourage people to try them the United Nations named 2016 The International Year of Pulses.
We agree with them! Root One pasta is make from Chickpeas & Lentils because not only do they make delicious gluten-free pasta but they are also rich in complex carbohydrates and fibre, which means they are slowly digested and give a feeling of satiety. Pulses promote a steady, slow-burning energy while their iron content helps transporting oxygen throughout the body, which boosts energy production and metabolism.
The fibre in pulses is not generally absorbed by the body and therefore helps keep your gut healthy. It also serves to bind toxins and cholesterol in the gut so these substances can be removed from the body; this improves heart health and lowers blood cholesterol.