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Ancient grains for a gluten-free generation.

Glanbia Nutritionals brings new technology to ancient grains with the launch of next generation grain ingredients. Featuring naturally gluten-free chia, sorghum, amaranth and quinoa, Glanbia's speciality grain portfolio harnesses their long-recognised nutritional benefits to bring protein and fibre to bar and bakery applications. Available in crunchy popped, puffed and flake varieties, the new grains optimise texture and enhance flavour for a healthy and convenient eating experience.

Meeting consumer demand for natural and free-from products, Glanbia's new grain ingredients are gluten-free, Kosher and non-GMO. Drawing on the power of 'superfood' ancient grains, the speciality ingredients offer an easily digestible source of whole grain, protein, antioxidants and omega-3s.

Leading ancient grains firmly into the 21st century, Glanbia's new super-finely milled BevGrad[R] Chia brings this superseed up to date, expanding its applications and appealing to a modern audience. Chia seeds have a proven nutritional history, with uses dating back to 3,500 BC. Glanbia's BevGrad Chia delivers smooth texture, good dispersibility and minimal visual impact in ready-to-drink and ready-to-mix beverages. A great source of vegetarian ALA omega-3, fibre, protein and natural minerals, BevGrad Chia can also be used in breakfast cereals, bars and baked goods.

Glanbia's ChoiceQuinoa[TM] Puffed offers a unique soft yet crunchy texture and is rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium. A whole grain, quinoa was first cultivated 5,000 years ago in South America's Andes Mountains. Containing all nine essential amino acids, Glanbia's gluten-free ingredient affords sensory and nutritional benefits to bar, cereal and cluster applications.

Glanbia whole grain ChoiceSorghum[TM] Popped ingredient brings sorghum to the modern world. One of the most nutritious ancient grains, sorghum originates in Ethiopia and has been grown in Egypt since 2,200 BC. Gluten-free, Kosher and non-GMO, ChoiceSorghum Popped offers a crunchy bite and lends an innovative popcorn-style appeal to baked goods such as bars, cereals and clusters.

Jamila Bouanda, Sales Manager, Europe, Glanbia Nutritionals, commented: "Our unique ancient grains bring the pedigree of quinoa, sorghum, amaranth and chia seeds to the modern world. Designed for 21st century food and beverage applications, our ancient grain ingredients offer clean label appeal to manufacturers and consumers alike. With one percent of the European population diagnosed as gluten-intolerant and 20 percent of the population choosing a gluten-free diet, ancient grains are the obvious choice for healthy eating innovation."

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Date:Jul 1, 2014
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