About Us

Palena Fresh - Online Bakery

At Palena Fresh we have a strong belief in the power of home cooked, healthy, family friendly foods. We place a lot of emphasis on our products being 100% preservative free, gluten free and diabetic friendly. Perfect for you and your loved ones.

Mel Horvat, flanked by a dedicated team, is the creator of Palena Fresh. After working for many years, consulting for head chefs and restaurants, Mel realised that both commercial kitchens and family fridges alike, were filled with overly processed, overly packaged, preservative filled products.

It was then that she decided it was time to change the world of 'healthy cooking'...

Hence, Palena Fresh was born. All of our products are gluten free, grain free, sugar free, preservative free, all natural, KETO & diabetic friendly. 

As a team, it is our goal to help people who need to be on a low carb diet for medicinal reasons such as diabetes, epilepsy or other types of inflammatory diseases.

We cater to people who have no choice but to eat anti inflammatory foods.

Mel's knowledge for not only the food industry, but also the KETO and low carb lifestyle, combined with her passion to help people - drove her to create an ever growing range of products unrivalled in the current market.

Palena Fresh is now on a mission to recreate as many convenient, packaged things as we can, by changing the way products are made, packaged and stored.

Why Opt for Palena Fresh?

Here's why we are great at what we do!

-In the KETO world, there's no one like us. We understand the difference between Low Carb and KETO and strictly only use ingredients that are KETO friendly. This makes everything we do safe for Diabetics, Coeliacs and any person changing their diet to reduce inflammation. 

-We often work along side Low Carb Doctors and Specialists, being recommended by them to their patients, as well as they them selves being our customers. 

-Everything is created by a Chef of 16 years and 8 years experience solely in the KETO and Gluten Free side of ingredients, so the understanding of not only flavour and love but the science behind every ingredient is important here.

- Our products are chock full of high quality, natural ingredients. No fillers!

- We avoid preservatives that are only used to make 'Shelf Stable' products. While bigger companies do this in order to mass produce items at a cheaper rate, at Palena Fresh, we believe in small batches, high quality ingredients and make our products fresh to order and deliver with frozen couriers.

- We don't believe in products having a 6 month life on the shelf! It is not natural for bread rolls to last months, the only way bigger companies can achieve this, is with preservatives and sterilising them. Instead, we opt to go preservative free and bake on order. We then use frozen couriers to deliver your goods.