New Jersey-based food manufacturer World Gourmet Marketing is to expand its range of healthy snacks with the launch 8 Grain Crisps.

The new product will be an addition to World Gourmet's Sensible Portions range, a line of pellet snacks, which are manufactured using a hot air popped technology.

This snack offers a source of eight grains and three seeds, the company said.

"The combination of the best ingredients and the use of our pellet manufacturing technology allows us to produce the most innovative snacks on the market today that consumers value as a healthier option to the fried products that are currently available," said Jason Cohen, president of World Gourmet.

The 8 Grain Crisps will be available later this year in five flavours and will have a suggested retail price of US$2.99 for a 3oz bag.