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HERE IS A RUNDOWN
OF SPECIFIC PRODUCTS
Amaranth (flour, whole seeds, custom multigrain
blends, crisps). Applications: baked goods,
pastas, bars, RTE cereals.
From a baker's per-
Einkorn (flour & berries). Applications:
pasta, cookies, crackers.
shooting tips for working with
multigrain blends). Applications: pancakes and
According to Vikram Ghosh, technical lead, The Annex by Ar-
waffles, soba noodles, pastry crusts, cookies,
dent Mills, it depends on which grain or specialty flour and how
you're using it. Ancient grains are extremely versatile for bak-
Millet (flour, whole seeds, custom multigrain
ery applications and can help add whole grain nutrition, plant-
blends). Applications: breads and rolls, pastas,
based protein and fiber. They can be made into flour, flakes,
wraps and tortillas, cereals, pizza crusts, cookies,
crisps, blends and more that can not only help with the items
crackers, snacks, coatings.
just mentioned, but also enhance a finished food's visual and
Quinoa (whole grain flour, whole seeds
- white, golden, black and red varieties,
custom multigrain blends and mixes, crisps,
rice blends). Applications: bowls, side dishes,
cereals, bars, pastas, crackers.
taste appeal. When formulating with ancient grains, a few
items need to be considered:
Grain Type - are you using a single grain, multigrain, and
does it need to be gluten free?
Seed Coat Color will also impact your end product.
Colorado Quinoa (whole grain flour, multigrain
Cost - different grains in different amounts will have various
blends and mixes, crisps, rice blends, organic).
costs, this is important to keep in mind when formulating your
Applications: bowls, side dishes, cereals, bars,
Flavor - each grain has a unique flavor, choosing the right
Rye (flour, chopped, flaked, dark rye flour, white
rye flour, rye pumpernickel flours, rye chops, rye
one, or multiple in the form of blends, should be considered
when creating grain-based applications.
Form - e.g., whole seed, flakes, quick-cooking, coarse flour,
flakes). Applications: breads, bowls, buns.
Sorghum (seeds, whole grain flour, custom
multigrain blends, crisps). Applications: extrude
snacks, cereals, bars, breads and rolls, pastas.
Spelt (flour, whole kernels, custom multigrain
blends, cracked). Applications: muffins, waffles,
breads, bagels, rolls, pizza, pasta, cookies,
medium flour, fine flour, cracked, crisped.
Shelf Life - Will your application need to be kept refrigerated or frozen to extend shelf life? Or will it be stored away in
the pantry? Will it be with other foods with strong odors? All
of these are important to consider.
Food Safety - Food safety should always be a priority. Always assume it must be cooked or heated unless marked as
Teff (brown and ivory, flour, whole seeds, custom
multigrain blends). Applications: flatbreads,
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muffins, waffles, breads, bagels, rolls, pizza,
" With these grains, the functional and nutritional toolbox for
pancakes, mixes, breads, cookies, bars, pastas,
product developers is expanded, " Ghosh explains. " It provides
wraps and tortillas.
them an opportunity to add more color and texture, and in-
Triticale (whole grain flour, white flour).
corporate different flavors, thus making products both visually
Applications: pastries, breads, bagels, rolls,
appealing and delicious to eat. Using ancient grains in blends
cookies, crackers, pasta, cereals.
can also help minimize impact to formulation changes and
whole grain flour, individually quick frozen).
manage costs. "
Specialty flours can deliver delicious baked goods that
have great flavor and texture, and add variety to consumer
crackers, cookies, cakes, muffins, cereals,
diets, which aligns to trends they continue to see across Driv-
snacks, salads, sides, toppings, soups, brewing,
ers of Innovation, Trouba says. " For example, the pandemic has
brought about a consumer desire to control their own health. "
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