MARKET DRIVERS & OPPORTUNITIES
The health promoting potential and other attributes of Alpiste (Canary seed) are aligned with several consumer trends and food market opportunities. It can be used whole and as flour and can be roasted, flaked, puffed, crisped and sprouted for a variety of applications.
PLANT-BASED HIGH PROTEIN
At 21% protein, alpiste (Canary seed) and its flour is a slightly nutty tasting plant-based ingredient that can boost the nutritional content in traditional categories including breads, baked goods and snacks. It is priced similar to other high protein specialty grains.
As a gluten-free food and ingredient, alpiste (Canary seed) is safe for people who have celiac disease as well as for the general population who are avoiding gluten. It can greatly improve the nutritional quality of traditional gluten-free foods. Read more about labeling requirements here.
Alpiste (Canary seed) is a high protein, nutrient dense, gluten-free whole grain. Comparing it to most other grains, it is higher in protein, tryptophan and has a good ratio of healthy fats. It also blends and mixes well with other healthy ingredients in many formulations.
Alpiste (Canary seed) is a simple, natural, wholesome ingredient that may be easily understood by consumers on an ingredient list. It has a shelf-life of 15 months for the dehulled grain and eight months for the flour and can add natural flavour, colour and texture to products.