Veggy Malta tried out Valsoia’s Cotolette with spinach.
I asked myself what’s the best way to test out the cotolette? After all Valsoia’s cotolette are not new addition to my freezer. The box knows its shelf along with it’s other family members. So apart from trying them out myself I put them to the ultimate test! A thirteen year old vegetarian girl, who is more a lactoarian (does this term exist :-)?) than a vegetarian. I guess I should assume that an empty plate and not being asked to prepare something else is a good sign! As for me, I took my cotoletta with a small salad, some vegan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh lemon. This is a fab simple snack to prepare.
Lets have a closer look at Valsoia’s crunchy cutlets. As a starter they are rich in protein. Each cotoletta has nearly 9 g of protein. It is recommended to have 0.8 g of protein per kilo of body weight.  This means you have a good percentage of your daily protein requirement in each cutlet. Furthermore the cutlets contain 0.38 µg of Vitamin B12 per 100 g. This contributes to your daily need and requirement of vitamin B12. The US Vegan Society recommends that individuals should eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms (mcg or µg) of B12 a day.  Additionally, as a food, the cutlets are low in saturated fats.
One other plus point is how easy they are to prepare. Open the packet and place in the oven for 15 minutes at 200°C and its ready. Otherwise if you wish, you can fry in oil for around 8 minutes. I tend to prefer the oven option, yet then some might like the taste of the fried cutlet.
Another thing to mention is that they are free from palm oil. Whilst this is not done for it’s healthy impact it does have a significant environmental impact. WWF claims that an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production.  Choosing product free from palm oil helps reduce the impact in places like Borneo Forests and Sumatra.
How much do Valsoia’s Cotolette cost?
Valsoia’s Cotolette with Spinach cost €3.50. For the month of May (and till mid-June) there is a promotional offer of €1 off.