So-called “ancient grains” have become featured ingredients in more new products during the past few years.
Exactly what are ancient grains? Exact definitions vary but it is generally agreed that these grains once were popular, basic food cereals before they faded away with the rise of modern cereal crops, such as wheat and corn. Ancient grains’ resurgence reflects rising levels of interest in alternative ingredients now positioned as traditional, natural and nutritious. Moreover, some of these older grains are ideal for on-trend gluten-free formulations.