REGRAINED AMONG FIRST UPCYCLED FOOD CERTIFICATIONS IN THE WORLD
Vanguard of the upcycled food revolution recognized for its trailblazing leadership in creating a new ingredient category to help end food waste
BERKELEY, CA – June 16, 2021 – ReGrained is proud to announce that its SuperGrain+® flour is among the first ingredients in the world to receive the certification developed by the Upcycled Food Association.
The United States 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. ReGrained utilizes its patented technology, co-developed with the USDA, to safely rescue this food supply and craft ReGrained SuperGrain+®, an innovative and versatile ingredient. SuperGrain+® delivers a minimum of 3.5-times the fiber and 2-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 honored to achieve the first upcycled ingredient certification, and are excited to support our partners in developing certifiable finished products,” states Dan Kurzrock, company CEO. “Nearly 35% of the world’s food is lost or wasted, which generates 8% 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.”
SuperGrain+® was the first of many ingredients developed for ReGrained’s food manufacturer and foodservice customers, with others including oats from milk production and pulp from juicing. Collaborating with these partners in its Upcycled Food Lab, ReGrained is the go-to upcycled food innovation platform for companies around the world.