For the third year in a row, Ardent Mills’ one-of-a-kind Mobile Innovation Center (MIC) had IFT attendees lining up for fresh menu ideas, prepared on-site at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Ardent Mills’ Executive Development Chef, Daniel Marciani specializes in pairing grain flavors and textures with complementary ingredients and globally-inspired recipes. He outdid himself with his 2016 IFT creations, which included three varieties of gourmet hot dogs: Italian Dogs featuring Organic Bread Flour Rolls, Denver Dogs featuring Organic Whole Grain Spelt Flour Rolls and Chile Completo Dogs featuring Quinoa Ancient Grain Rolls.
Other menu highlights included: Korean Kogi Beef Bao Buns featuring Sprouted White Spring Whole Wheat Flour, Tomato, Herb and Lebany Pizza featuring Organic Spelt Flour and Farmers Market Brunchacoccia featuring Sprouted White Spring Whole Wheat Flour.
Food safety and clean labels were two recurring themes of the IFT show, and Ardent Mills highlighted several products and initiatives that offer on-trend solutions for today’s food industry:
SafeGuard Flour and SafeGuard Treatment and Delivery System: A solution for flour-related food safety concerns, SafeGuard helps maintain flours natural flavor, color, absorption, appearance and gluten functionality while helping to mitigate raw flour related pathogen risk.
Organic Flours & Grains: Now including heirloom spelt – the Ardent Mills’ organic line helps our customers meet the growing consumer demand for simple, wholesome foods for scalability, supply assurance, consistent performance and price predictability.
Organic Spelt: Part of Ardent Mills’ heirloom wheat portfolio, spelt provides the heritage story and pre-modern appeal.
Simply Milled by Ardent Mills: Your clean label answer. Our new line of Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Pastry Flour, Whole Wheat Flour products are made without bleach, bromate or other additives—just flour—grown and ground as it’s been done since the 1800s on roller mills.
Ardent Mills Sprouted: Sprouted White Spring Whole Wheat Flour plus a versatile line of blends that allow companies to capitalize on this emerging food trend.
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