Premiere flour-milling and ingredient company Ardent Mills has announced the launch of two new products, Ardent Mills Egg Replace and Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend. The company designed these innovative, cost-effective solutions to enable its customers to capitalize on new market growth, meet evolving consumer preferences for quality ingredients and great taste and help alleviate supply chain challenges.
“Ardent Mills is committed to delivering ingredients that bring value to the food life cycle, from production to consumption,” says Angie Goldberg, chief growth officer at Ardent Mills. “Our latest products, Ardent Mills Egg Replace and Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend, underscore our commitment to being strategic partners with our customers by providing proactive solutions to industry challenges while simultaneously meeting consumer demand.”
With the rising demand for cost effective egg alternatives due to reoccurring avian flu, inflation and growing interest in cage-free initiatives, Ardent Mills developed Ardent Mills Egg Replace, a 1:1 replacement for dried and liquid whole eggs that provides long-term cost efficiency and supply stability. It’s composed of just four ingredients, including chickpea flour, and is designed for optimal taste, function and ease of use in bakery applications. Additionally, it’s gluten-free, vegan and contains no major US food allergen or soy ingredients.
Consumer interest in protein as part of a daily diet continues to grow, but taste remains a priority. Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend is precisely blended from whole-food ancient grains and chickpeas to provide more quality protein than traditional flours, simplify baked goods innovations and reduce reliance on added protein ingredients while supporting finished-goods protein goals. Crafted with a mild flavor, Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend can be easily incorporated into a variety of bakery applications. Additionally, it’s plant-based, gluten-free and contains no major US food allergens.
Ardent Mills will showcase Ardent Mills Egg Replace and Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend at IFT FIRST 2023 from July 16-19 in Chicago. Attendees can visit the Ardent Mills booth #S0811 to try samples of baked goods formulated with Ardent Mills Egg Replace and Ancient Grains Plus Baking Flour Blend.