Puratos Canada partners with Everspring Farms to add new varieties of sprouted grains to its bakery products
November 11, 2021 By Bakers Journal
Toronto – Puratos Canada will partner with Everspring Farms to introduce new varieties of sprouted grains to its product lineup.
Since its inception over 100 years ago, Puratos has focused on consumers’ health and well-being, working to improve product nutrition, encourage transparent and cleaner labels and, more recently, develop organic, gluten-free and plant-based solutions.
Taste Tomorrow 2021, Puratos’ proprietary international research study, suggests consumers are rethinking their eating habits and are continuously looking for healthier alternatives. For this reason, health and well-being continues to remain at the forefront of Puratos’ research and development.
Sprouted grains are in line with today’s consumers’ expectations: they are viewed as natural, flavourful and healthy. They use ancient and slow food traditions making the nutrients easier for the body to use and digest while also enhancing baking performance.
“With consumer preferences changing to healthier eating,sprouted grains are increasing in popularity for their high energy and nutritional value and people are beginning to understand the implications of what it might mean for their health. Therefore, we are working to find innovative ways to include sprouted grains in our bakery and patisserie applications,” said Michael Simone, general manager at Puratos Canada.
Everspring Farms has more than 34 years of experience in the sprouting process and supply sprouted ingredients to Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. Headquartered in Seaforth, Ont., the company develops a unique, natural and sweet taste while maintaining a tender texture using sprouting systems custom designed for each type of grain or seed. There is an option to ferment the grain after germination to create more flavour options.
“Sprouting has a lot of untapped potential in Bakery. Ourpartnership with Puratos is a stepping stone to working collaboratively and expanding the bakery market in Canada,” said Dale Donaldson, owner of Everspring Farms.
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