Cereals are getting a new twist with ancient grains!
While oat and barley are very commonly used in breakfast cereals, ancient grains are a hot trending topic. Rich in various nutritients they are a valuable addition to your healthy breakfast.
- AGRANA Fruit supplies mainly 9 grains: Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oat, Buckwheat, Millet, Maize, Spelt and Flax seed.
- AGRANA Fruit use local suppliers mainly everywhere.
- AGRANA Fruit supplies organic grains too.
- AGRANA Fruit can produce many different variants of each grain: flakes, Shredded/ crushed, whole grains,..
In the past several years so-called ancient grains have become more and more popular. According to a Mintel Study there is a significant growth happening in global product launches.
Consumer awareness of grains appears to be growing fast. Ancient grains are seen as more healthy, more natural and better for us because they are rarely eaten in processed form. Many of these grains -have been planted and harvested in the same way for thousands of years. Like chia for the Aztecs and Mayans.
Ancient grains also influence the texture of a product. Whole millet as an example provides a softer bite and say quinoa. Experimenting on new products with yoghurt and ancient grains could result in some very pleasing new breakfast combinations for today`s consumer needs. Many ancient grains are also gluten-free or low in gluten which is another added value.
Chia seeds in particular are growing in popularity as more and more of their health benefits are revealed. Their most common use today is also for breakfast meals with yogurt. Chia seeds are considered a "superfood" because of their protein, fiber and high amounts of alpha-linolenic acid. Chia is also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to raise HDL cholesterol.
Millet is (like chia) gluten-free, protein-rich, high fiber and has superfood quality of its own. Due to its special structure it retains its alkaline properties after being cooked which helps those with sensitive digestion. Including ancient grains in the daily diet is not just beneficial to your health, but also delicious and fun in texture - especially when it comes to adding them to breakfast yoghurt.