Bunge introduced Whole Harvest™ USDA certified organic soybean oil and Non-GMO Project Verified milled ancient grains at the 2016 SupplySide West (October 6-7) and IBIE (October 8-11) shows in Las Vegas.
Bunge’s chefs served samples such as okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake made with millet and soybean oil; as well malted sorghum muffins and quinoa croissants.
“Organic, non-GMO, and clean label will continue to be key growth drivers in the US food market, which is why we’re excited to help our customers leverage these trends across many categories from savory snacks to bakery,” says Mark Stavro, senior director of marketing, Bunge North America. “Our new offerings will help food companies introduce organic oils and non-GMO milled ancient grains into more food applications than previously possible.”
Bunge’s introduction of Whole Harvest™ USDA certified organic soybean oil expands upon the brand’s existing range of Non-GMO Project Verified soybean oil, canola oil and pan sprays.
“Soybean oil is the most commonly used oil in the US, and by providing a scalable organic choice for this popular ingredient, we’re helping our customers meet increasing demand for organic products,” says Anthony Williams, vice president of sales and marketing, Bunge North America oils. “Whole Harvest™ organic soybean oil goes one step further than most other organic oils — not only is it expeller pressed, but it’s also minimally refined, which provides even more choices for our customers to use when responding to the clean label trend.”
Bunge’s new line up of Non-GMO Project Verified milled ancient grains — including millet, sorghum, and quinoa — adds to its range of Non-GMO Project Verified milled corn and rice ingredients. In this area, the company is differentiating its ancient grain portfolio by utilizing its milling capabilities to offer a wide variety of ingredients that perform across many food applications.
Wade Ellis is vice president and general manager, Bunge North America milling.
“What sets our ancient grain portfolio apart, in addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, is that it includes flours, meals, grits, and extruded products — both whole grain and refined — that help our customers get ancient grains into as many foods and beverages as possible,” he adds. “The recent completion of Non-GMO Project Verification at our Danville, Ill., facility, the world’s largest corn dry mill, means we can now offer a diversified Non-GMO Project Verified platform at significant scale to help brands of all sizes grow with the non-GMO trend.”
About Bunge North America
Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries.
With headquarters in St. Louis, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.