Ancient grain blends can help offset costs

August 3, 2022

Healthy Food Ingredients works with customers to blend ancient grains into applications like granola bars, said Chris Wiegert, sustainability/business development officer. Buckwheat is appearing in many pancake mixes, and sorghum works well in gluten-free items, he added. Processing per pound at HFI facilities tends to cost the same whether it involves wheat or an ancient…

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Formulators have many options, but they face some challenges when producing high-protein bars and snacks.

March 23, 2022

Protein is hot with consumers, and manufacturers of bars and snacks are responding with many new alternatives on the market. Protein is associated with healthy lifestyles and helping to build muscles, among other benefits. “Any pulse or ancient grain in a flaked, grit or flour form can be utilized to enhance the protein of a…

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Demand for non-GMO ingredients remains strong

February 2, 2022

Like soybean oil, non-GMO corn oil may be hard to find since 93% of all corn acres planted in the United States last year were biotech varieties, according to the USDA. Healthy Food Ingredients, Fargo, ND, offers both corn oil and canola oil that have been certified by the Non-GMO Project, Bellingham, Wash. Product is…

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Sustaining bread category growth

December 15, 2021

The last year has proven quite profitable for bakeries serving the retail market for fresh bread. Pandemic-minded shoppers returned to bread with revitalized interest, seeking the comfort and assurance of trusted national and regional brands. Now bakeries need to identify strategies to maintain this momentum as American society gradually eases back into pre-pandemic shopping and…

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2022 Food + Beverage Trends

December 9, 2021

HFI is looking ahead to 2022, highlighting the trends that we anticipate to be in focus this next year. Take a closer look to see how we’re meeting demand for trending ingredients from immunity support to innovative solutions with clean label ingredients. Click to download our infographic.

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State of the Industry 2021: Tortillas grow through product diversity

October 20, 2021

Jennifer Tesch, chief marketing officer, Healthy Food Ingredients, Fargo, ND, says that trends in the tortilla category include continued growth and demand for clean, simple label, whole grain, gluten-free, plant-based proteins, non-GMO, and organic. “We have seen continued demand for amaranth, buckwheat, and quinoa, and a resurgence in interest in sorghum, flax, and millet specifically.…

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