ADD CLEAN, SUSTAINABLE PROTEIN TO YOUR PRODUCT LINE OR MENU
Fueling the Future
Alpiste's strong nutritional profile makes it an ideal functional food ingredient to add to your menu or product line. It has a complete amino acid profile which provides high quality protein from a sustainable vegan source and meets the requirements for clean, non-GMO and gluten-free labeling.
As customers request cleaner, healthier products, alpiste (Canary seed) can help satisfy market demand while providing consumers with the thrill of a novel, plant-based protein source.
Alpiste is a creative protein substitute and functional food ingredient for all sectors.
RESTAURANTS & DINING
MARKET DRIVERS & OPPORTUNITIES
Alpiste (Canary seed) is a specialty grain, recently approved for human consumption in Canada, the United States and the European Union. It can be used whole and as flour in bread, baked goods, cereals, pasta, plus in meat and dairy alternatives. This specialty grain can be roasted, flaked, puffed, crisped and sprouted to be used in nutrition bars, snack foods and as a base for a salad, similar to quinoa.
The health promoting potential and other attributes of alpiste (Canary seed) are aligned with several consumer trends and food market opportunities.
NUTRITION & SENSORY PROFILE
Alpiste (Canary seed) is a high protein (21%), gluten-free and nutrient dense specialty grain containing bran, germ and starchy endosperm and is a member of the same cereal grain family as wheat, oats, barley and rye but has characteristics similar to chickpeas and other pulses.
Preliminary work has been conducted on Alpiste’s (Canary seed) milling performance, flour functionalities, and extruded snack and cereal product opportunities.
Learn more about gluten-free and clean label opportunities and allergenicity and product labeling requirements.