May 6, 2011 – SK Food International introduces the addition of Identity Preserved Certified Organic and Conventional Non-GMO Ancient Grains, Precooked Flakes and Flours to its extensive line of Premium Quality Ingredients.
SK Food is pleased to offer ancient grains which include amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, spelt and teff. Considered also to be heirloom grains, ancient grains receive their name because they have remained unchanged by modern science and breeding technologies over time.
Ancient grains often also carry another moniker: “supergrains,” due to their high level of protein, in addition to many other health benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. According to the article Ancient and Alternative Grains by Carol Ann Brannon, MS, RD, LD, “ancient grains are often a richer source of nutrients than modern grains because lack of breeding has left their nutrition profile intact.” Another distinctive health benefit of ancient grains is that amaranth, quinoa, millet, teff and sorghum are all naturally gluten-free.
Not only a healthy alternative to other whole grain counterparts such as wheat and corn, ancient grains are said to have a more distinctive and flavorful taste, having remained a purer grain for centuries.
In addition to offering the individual grains in their whole form, SK Food also supplies ancient grains as precooked flakes and raw flours. Jennifer Tesch, Sales and Marketing Director of SK Food notes, “the ability to offer our line of ancient grains in a whole grain form, as well as a precooked flake or raw flour provides wide versatility for our customers’ varying applications. As an ingredient solution provider, we are able to provide assistance in the product formulation stage and recommend a product that will best fit with a specific application and desired final product. The ancient grains, flakes and flours are all products that easily incorporate into a variety of food applications.”
Product applications include, but are not limited to cereals, tortillas, snack foods, baby food, flat breads, baking mixes and energy bars. Available packaging sizes include 50-lb bags and bulk totes. SK Food’s ancient grains, precooked flakes and flours are available as certified organic or conventional non-GMO and are certified Kosher through Orthodox Union.
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