Grains and plant-based ingredients from Ardent Mills and The Annex by Ardent Mills™ support key industry priorities
August 7, 2019
At this year’s event, held in early June in New Orleans, Ardent Mills and The Annex by Ardent Mills (the Annex) showcased how grain-based innovations can lead the food industry by identifying, sourcing, growing and pioneering leading-edge ingredients.
Stuffed sweet and savory delights, such as pierogi, calzones, pocket pastries, and filled pastas present challenges to processors. The biggest hurdle: Keeping the insides sumptuous—and inside—while having the outsides maintain their texture and integrity, be it fluffy, flaky, or crunchy.
Ardent Mills reviews 2018 grain innovation and trends
February 18, 2019
“We had an exciting year with the launch of our new business unit, The Annex by Ardent Mills (The Annex),” notes says Shrene White, general manager of The Annex. “Introducing The Annex at the year’s industry events provided great opportunities to showcase new ideas for using specialty grains and innovative formats, like crisps or puffed grains and individually quick frozen (IQF) grains.
Coffee Snacks expands JavaUp energy bar distribution through East Coast
December 7, 2018
“JavaUp provides an anytime, convenient, on-the-go way to get your coffee ‘fix’ in a delicious nutritious bar,” says Lisa Newmann, founder and CEO of JavaUp. “It’s exciting to watch our business expand in the Northeast region and we’re confident 7-Eleven customers will jump at the chance to JavaUp!”
Many of the nutritional factors that reduce the risk for heart disease are essential parts of well-known dietary staples. At least, staples for some. Many such foods and ingredients are not necessarily staples in the modern Western diet.
Seeds and grains may be small in size—but they drive some large food and beverage trends. That's all because consumers are increasingly aware of the nutritional properties of seeds and grains (and, in particular, ancient grains).
Check out the October 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on new gums, fibers and starches that are adding function and on-trend appeal, the growing popularity of portable, on-the-go eating, and much more.