ReGrained earns the world’s first upcycled food certification
By Food in Canada staffFood Trends Processing Ingredients & Additives Editor pick Upcycled food
The United States alone generates over 20 billion pounds of brewer’s spent grain each year. After the sugar is extracted for brewing, this highly nutritious grain typically becomes food waste, representing a significant environmental footprint.
ReGrained utilizes its patented technology, co-developed with the USDA, to safely rescue this food supply and craft ReGrained SuperGrain+, which delivers a minimum of 3.5-times the fibre and two-times the protein of whole grain flours. Every pound prevents the carbon dioxide equivalent of burning 1 pound of coal and saves over 300 gallons of water.
“We are honoured to achieve the first upcycled ingredient certification, and are excited to support our partners in developing certifiable finished products,” said Dan Kurzrock, company CEO. “Nearly 35 per cent of the world’s food is lost or wasted, which generates eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions and poorly uses our planet’s precious resources. Bringing tasty and nutritious upcycled foods to every aisle of the grocery store combats this global issue. ReGrained has been leading the way since we baked our first loaf of upcycled bread in 2011, and will continue for decades to come.”
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