"..I want people to have the opportunity to eat a nutritious snack that tastes like the unhealthy snacks we all love,” says Jim Duffy, founder and President of Protica.
Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2012
Protica has launched a new, healthy snack food called Protein Gem®. Protein Gem was developed with the idea that eating a healthy snack food between meals can help to prevent overindulging at mealtime. Protein Gem is a gelatin snack that contains 25 grams of protein, five grams of fiber, one serving of fruit in each six-ounce cup, and comes in a variety of fruit flavors. The company hopes that Protein Gem will replace popular unhealthy snacks and in turn help consumers eat a healthier diet.
“I don’t want anyone to think they have to give up snacks in order to eat healthy, and I want people to have the opportunity to eat a nutritious snack that tastes like the unhealthy snacks we all love,” says Jim Duffy, founder and President of Protica.
The Protein Gem snack was designed to contain a high amount of protein so that when it is consumed between meals, the feeling of fullness lasts and results in fewer calories being consumed during meal time. This product was designed to fit into popular diets that suggest dieters consume several small meals throughout the day instead of the three large meals that are traditionally eaten. The fact that Protein Gem contains only ten grams of carbohydrates is also intentional so it can be included in low carbohydrate diets.
Protica’s new snack was designed to be low in calories and high in nutrients. Protica’s philosophy includes the idea that having a good eating plan does not mean that you should have to avoid between-meal snacks; they want to make having a healthy snack easier.
Protein Gem was also designed to help those who need to eat healthy snacks between meals as part of their fitness goals. Protein Gem requires no refrigeration and can be consumed at any temperature. This feature is intended to aid those who need to eat something nutritious after exercise or a training session. “One of the attributes that I wanted this product to have was that you could put a three-pack in your gym bag and not have to worry about refrigeration or product stability,” explained Jim Duffy.
Founded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a research-based nutraceutical firm headquartered in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. In its privately owned 250,000 square foot facility, Protica manufactures capsulized foods, such as Profect® ready-to-drink liquid protein beverage, Isometric® ready-to-drink meal replacement shot, Fruitasia® ready-to-drink fruit and vegetable shot, Protein Gem® ready-to-eat healthy gelatin, Protein Twist® ready-to-eat protein candy, Pediagro® ready-to-drink children's meal replacement, Proasis® all natural ready-to-drink liquid protein shot, and many other brands in ready-to-drink and ready-to-eat form. To learn more about Protica please visit http://www.protica.com