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entry of PLT Health Solutions into the
gluten-free category. The company will
feature Artesa chickpea flour at its booth
during IFT18, the Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting and expo July
15-18 in Chicago. Gluten-free crackers
will contain Artesa chickpea flour, quinoa and flax.
Interest in oats accelerates
Gluten-free SowNaked oats won a
2018 Nexty Award for best new ingredient at Natural Products Expo West
in March in Anaheim, Calif. Nexty
awards are given to products that display
innovation, integrity and inspiration and help forward the work of the
natural products industry to deliver
more healthful, trusted and sustainable
Montana Gluten Free Processors,
L.L.C., Belgrade, Mont., offers the
SowNaked oats, which test less than 3
Quincy, Mass., has brought SowNaked
oats to market, said Donna Reiser, marketing communications manager for Bay
"They not only deliver more than
20% protein and less carbohydrates, they
are purity protocol gluten-free," Ms. Reiser said of SowNaked oats. "This means
they are grown, harvested and processed
within a closed system traceable back to
the seed. Because they're hull-less, they
require less processing, which is kinder
to the environment and delivers a greater return to the farmer."
Last year Bay State Milling acquired
a stake in MGM Seed & Grain, a specialty
oat miller in Saskatoon, Sask.
"MGM has recently completed
construction of a state-of-the-art gluten-free oat processing facility providing a full range of product, including
flakes, flour, and steel cut oats with
product certified to less than 10 p.p.m.,"
Ms. Reiser said. "The grower base
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Gluten-free bread bakers need to produce a full loaf that has consistent crumb, structure and texture.
parts per million (p.p.m.) of gluten. Any
oats that test over 5 p.p.m. are rejected.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
has ruled that for ingredients to qualify
as gluten-free, they must contain less
than 20 p.p.m. of gluten.
Montana Gluten Free in 2003
established a gluten-free oat purity
protocol that includes a visual check for
gluten-containing grains in the field by
farmers, an analysis from an inspector,
handling requirements and testing.
Before SowNaked oats are planted, the
fields must be absent of gluten-containing grains such as wheat, rye and barley
for four years.
Working with the farmers of Montana Gluten Free, Bay State Milling Co.,
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supports organic and certified transitional products along with a managed
gluten-free crop rotation."
Bay State Milling also offers ancient
grains. Under the BeneGrain name, Bay
State Milling is sprouting ancient grains
such as amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat,
sorghum and specialty oats. Through
the sprouting process, nutrients are
made more available for absorption by
the body and flavors mellow.
The company is preparing to move
into a larger facility in Woodland,
Calif., that will support production of
gluten-free items with expanded milling operations and segregated storage,
Ms. Reiser said.
"In Woodland, construction plans
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