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ReGrained has announced that its SuperGrain+ flour is the first ingredient in the world to receive Upcycled Food Certification from the Upcycled Food Association.
ReGrained (Berkeley, CA) has announced that its SuperGrain+ flour is the first ingredient in the world to receive Upcycled Food Certification from the Upcycled Food Association. SuperGrain+ is manufactured by upcycling brewer’s grain “spent” during the brewing process. According to ReGrained, the United States generates over 20 billion pounds of brewer’s spent grain every year. The brewing process extracts sugar from the grain, and the spent grain is typically disposed of, however byproduct is a highly nutritious grain rich in fiber and plant-based protein.
ReGrained uses a patented process co-developed with the USDA to transform the spent grain from brewing into SuperGrain+ flour, delivering 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, says the firm.
"We are honored to achieve the first upcycled ingredient certification, and are excited to support our partners in developing certifiable finished products," said Dan Kurzrock, ReGrained CEO, in a press release. "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."