We are a Japanese-inspired food & lifestyle brand that offers, plant-based products and veggie-based snacks, which include parts of the vegetables traditionally overlooked, like skin, seeds, and stems.
Our plant-based products are made with both people and the planet in mind to help everyone live a more balanced happy life.
It’s pronounced “zen-bee”. ZENB comes from the word Zenbu, which is the Japanese expression for whole, as in as much of the whole vegetable as possible, including stems, seeds, and skin.
We currently offer a range of products: Yellow Pea Pasta, Pasta Agile which cooks in 2 minutes, ZENB Pasta Sauce and ZENB Veggie and Fruit Bites.
To see ALL of our products, visit: https://zenb.co.uk/collections/shop-all
All ZENB products are only available through our own online store at ZENB.co.uk, although we do offer a limited range at amazon.co.uk
Yes, all our products are vegan and gluten free.
We're constantly working on new products behind the scenes and strive to provide our community with a variety of foods that focus on harnessing the deliciousness of nature.
The ZENB community will be the first to know about new products, flavours, and initiatives, so be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter.
ZENB is about more effectively harnessing the possibilities of nature in order to achieve more mindful food production.
For us, that means raising awareness about reducing food waste, educating others on the benefits of using parts of the vegetable that are often overlooked and using recycled and recyclable packaging wherever possible.
Using more of the whole vegetable allows us to use parts of the vegetable that are typically overlooked, like peels, stems, seeds, and core.
Here at ZENB, We're encouraging our community to reduce their own food waste by composting and using these additional parts of veggies in their own cooking.
“Whole vegetable” means that we use parts of the vegetable that are typically overlooked, such as seeds and stems. These parts of the veggie, though not typically used, are worth enjoying.
These parts of the vegetables are nutrient dense and provide more fibre than if you just ate the typical parts of the veggie. Want to know more? Check out our philosophy around the plant-based ingredients we love here: Ingredient Philosophy
ZENB Yellow Pea Pasta & Bites are currently made in the US. We're looking to bring production closer to home.
Our ZENB Gourmet Sauces are made right here in the UK.
ZENB Pasta is pasta made from yellow peas as the only ingredient.
Thanks to the yellow peas, it's naturally gluten free and boasts an range of benefits. It's high in protein, fibre, potassium, phosphorous and a source of iron!
There's 283Kcal per 85g serving of uncooked ZENB Pasta.
ZENB Pasta is made with only a single ingredient, yellow peas, and is entirely vegan.
Pasta is not necessarily a low carb food but our Carbohydrate value tends to be lower than other pastas.
There's 44g Carbohydrates per 85g serving of uncooked ZENB Pasta.
Read more from a qualified Nutritional Therapist on ZENB Pasta and Carbs here.
The best way to prepare our Pasta is to boil it until the pasta is at your desired firmness. We include directions on every box of pasta for recommended preparation, but you can prepare ZENB Pasta using any method you would try with a traditional pasta.
The standard directions to cook our pasta are as follows:
Bring about 4 litres of water to a boil (you can use slightly less if you're trying to save water). Add salt to taste.
Add ZENB Pasta. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until desired firmness - for Fusilli and Macaroni, 10 minutes for a more al dente pasta and 13 minutes for a softer texture. For Penne, 12 to 15 minutes.
Drain well and serve just as you would traditional pasta.
Note: Water may foam as a natural result of the cooking process of yellow peas.
The serving sizes listed on every box of ZENB Pasta represent uncooked pasta.
When boiling ZENB Pasta, a little more foaming may occur than traditional pasta. This is due to the natural result of the cooking process for yellow peas (the single ingredient in ZENB Pasta!).
Some tips to decrease the foam: stir frequently, turn the hob down to a lower heat, add a splash of oil to the water, and/or scrape some foam off the top.
We've measured the nutritional values for our Pasta based on an uncooked serving. This is because the amount of water absorbed during cooking is different based on how long the Pasta is cooked for.
A longer boil time = more water absorption and can impact the final product nutrition.
Peas are well-adapted to semiarid conditions where there is no access to irrigation.
Being more drought tolerant than cereals (wheat) or oilseeds (canola) legumes have been shown to increase soil microbial diversity.
Read more about our research on the yellow pea here.
Pasta Agile is the newest shape in the ZENB 100% Yellow Pea pasta range.
Its unique and thin cut shape means that it cooks quicker than normal pasta and has more versatile cooking methods.
Its No Boil Pasta!
Pasta Agile is the newest shape in the ZENB 100% Yellow Pea pasta range. Its unique and thin cut shape means that it cooks quicker than normal pasta and has more versatile cooking methods.
Similar to our traditional range of pasta shapes, Pasta Agile is a single ingredient product, made from 100% Yellow Peas (including the skin!)
Pasta Agile is thinner than the other pasta in the ZENB range, meaning that it cooks in less time and because of the unique shape you can simply add into other recipe dishes, such as stir frys, pasta bakes without the need to pre boil.
Pasta Agile is an innovative shape completely unique to ZENB. The best way to describe Pasta Agile is C-shaped or like half a moon - with thin cut walls that really hold on to the sauce and flavour of your dish.
Pasta Agile is really versatile and there are four ways to cook Pasta Agile, by kettle, hob, oven and microwave. For all cooking instructions visit https://zenb.co.uk/products/pasta-agile
Pasta Agile is thinner than the other pasta in the ZENB range, meaning that it cooks in less time and because of the unique shape you can add into other recipe dishes, such as stir frys, pasta bakes without the need to pre boil.
Depending on the cooking method, it can take from 2-6 minutes.
There are four ways to cook Pasta Agile, by kettle, hob, oven and microwave. For all cooking instructions visit:
We're Glad you asked...
Our whole thing, our mission if you will is to help reduce global foodwaste by using the parts of vegetables that are often thrown away during production, such as the skin, stem and seeds.
As such we look to use as much of each vegetable as possible, be it tomatoes, carrots or red peppers, because not only does it help with our impact on the planet it also includes extra fibre and can even contribute to one of your five a day!
ZENB Sauce can be used in a wide variety of dishes, whether baking, cooking on a stovetop, or more. To prepare: shake before opening. Pour sauce into saucepan to heat on a stovetop, or into microwave safe container for microwave. Heat on medium heat, until warm, stirring occasionally. DO NOT MICROWAVE IN THE PACKAGING.
Of course! Our team has produced several ways to make exciting and delicious meals using ZENB Sauce. Just head to:
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ZENB Sauce is shelf stable when unopened and can be stored in a dry, room temperature space such as a pantry or cupboards.
Once opened, transfer your remaining ZENB Sauce to a resealable container and refrigerate.
We recommend using refrigerated ZENB sauce within five days after opening the pack.
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ZENB Cracker Bites are a snack we’ve created that continue our ‘veggie-first’ mission, championing the whole vegetables.
They are made using 100% whole yellow peas then infused with a blend of seasoning and a little oil, then baked until golden.
Enjoy on their own, with your favourite dip such as hummus, salsa or guacamole.
This is unique to ZENB because using as much of the whole veg is unusual in the UK, and often these commonly discarded parts have as much, if not more, nutrition that the more commonly used parts of the veg. What’s more each pack of cracker Bites is a source of fibre and protein whilst also being gluten free!
ZENB Crackers contain 130 kcal per portion (30g).
Compared to many other snack categories, ZENB Crackers contain substantial nutritional claims: they are both a source of protein and fibre.
The outer box is widely recyclable.
The inner bag is a combination of metal and plastic, and cannot be recycled.
This is to keep your Cracker Bites fresh for as long as possible, we always look for the most recyclable options in our packaging as possible.
When we developed the product we found there was no flavour difference between rapeseed oil and olive oil in the crackers, so we opted for rapeseed oil as it is allows the crackers to stay fresher for longer.
This means we could ensure the product had the same great taste throughout its life, and give our customers longer to keep them in their cupboard.
ZENB Cracker bites are made in Europe, where we meticulously select only the finest ingredients to ensure top-notch quality for our cherished customers. Enjoy every bite!
Each flavour of ZENB Veggie Mash uses only 2 ingredients: Cauliflower & Green Peas and Carrot & Red Lentils
Team ZENB’s favourite is oat milk, which delivers a good amount of sweetness and creaminess. Almond milk is good too, and cow’s milk works well for richness, if you’re that way inclined.
Of course, you can also use
water if you prefer!
When you leave it to stand for 30 seconds after cooking, (as per the instructions) the veggie mash will thicken a little more than you see in the pan.
You can also keep the pan on the heat until it reaches the desired consistency if you want to.
Just be careful to keep stirring it all the time so that it doesn’t catch and burn on the bottom of the saucepan!
ZENB Agile Bowls are the new frontier of premium instant pasta meals.
They are gluten-free, vegan and completely plant-based where the main ingredient is award-winning ZENB Yellow Pea Pasta.
Agile Bowls are extremely easy and fast to prepare, they are ready in less than 5 minutes! Just add boiling water and stir.
They come in 6 globally inspired flavours that will transport your palate across 3 continents.
Yes ZENB Agile Bowls are vegan!
They contain only plant-based ingredients, and do not include any animal-based products.
It's gluten free, fully vegan and the pasta is made with 100% yellow peas.
Simply peel back the lid to reveal Pasta Agile, veggies, seasoning and extra virgin olive oil
Add in seasoning, plus boiling water to inner fill line and stir
Stand for 5 mins
Drizzle on olive oil
The recipes for Agile bowls are set up to contain the right amount of herbs, spices and veg to feel like a complete centre to your meal.
However, if you fancy it, you could spice it up with a little extra chilli, pepper, or a few more fresh vegetables.
Also great with a leafy salad on the side, rocket, fresh tomatoes, a few pine nuts and cucumber. Yum!
ZENB Agile Bowls currently cannot be recycled but we're always looking at ways to improve our packaging and make it more sustainable.
The outer packaging that products are delivered in is cardboard however, and fully recyclable.
Add in seasoning at the beginning, before you add the hot water and stir.
Once you have left to stand for 5 minutes, then drizzle on the olive oil and dig in!
Each pot contains 50kcals less when the olive oil is not included.
ZENB Noodles are thin noodles made from yellow peas as the only ingredient. Thanks to the yellow peas, they are naturally gluten free and boast a range of benefits. They are high in protein, fibre, potassium, phosphorous and a source of iron!
ZENB Noodles are made with only a single ingredient, yellow peas, and are 100% gluten free by design.
The best way to prepare ZENB Noodles is to boil them until they reach your desired firmness. We include directions on every box for recommended preparation, but you can prepare ZENB Noodles using any method you would try with traditional noodles.
The standard directions to cook our noodles are as follows:
- Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil. Unwrap the noodles, add to the pan, stir and soften down into the water, turn off the heat.
- Put a lid on the pan and leave to steam through for 4-5 minutes.
- Check if they're cooked, if not, leave to stand for another minute and check again.
- Drain off the water, rinse under the tap and add to your stir fry or dish.
- Note: Water may foam as a natural result of the cooking process of yellow peas.
The existing packaging of ZENB Noodles is not currently conducive to recycling.
Nonetheless, we are dedicated to proactively seeking out innovative solutions to enhance our packaging sustainability.
Our ongoing efforts involve exploring alternative materials and methodologies that align with our commitment to environmental responsibility.
Store noodles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, to prevent moisture and spoilage.
We do our best to ship out in-stock orders within 24 hours (Monday-Thursday).
If you order on Friday after 1pm or over the weekend we will ship your order the next business working day.
Once your order leaves our warehouse, you can expect your delivery within 2-5 business days.
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