Introducing the world’s first food product containing BlackGrain: Apetit’s Mini-Veggieballs

Apetit, the leading producer of frozen vegetables and ready meals in Finland, recently launched a new nutritious food product on the market. Apetit’s Mini-Veggieballs is the world’s first food product that contains BlackGrain from Yellow FieldsTM. The innovative ingredient enhances the taste and appearance of the Mini-Veggieballs and works as a selling point.  Apetit is …
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Produce nutritious cereals with BlackGrain without sacrificing taste

Cereals are the quintessential breakfast for many. As popular as breakfast cereals are, most of them are far from being healthy as they are packed with empty carbohydrates and sugar. BlackGrain from Yellow FieldsTM offers cereal manufacturers a simple solution to meet the expectations of health-conscious consumers: adding the plant-based and highly nutritious rapeseed powder ingredient BlackGrain to the cereal recipe. Breakfast is the first …
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A dietitian’s outlook on BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™

A versatile plant-based ingredient that suits a wide range of diets Dietitian Leena Putkonen delves into the secrets of a healthy gut and highlights the importance of food innovations like BlackGrain that cater for a broader customer base, including health-related diets such as gluten-free, legume-free, and low FODMAP. BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ is a versatile …
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A scientist’s perspective on BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™

Utilising side streams inventively According to researcher Juha-Matti Katajajuuri, BlackGrain is built on an excellent principle: an abundant existing agricultural raw material is crafted into a versatile plant-based ingredient for human consumption. Recent food innovations such as BlackGrain demonstrate worthwhile potential as a part of a bigger change towards more sustainable and responsible food systems. …
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Harness the full potential of Nordic rapeseed with new upcycled ingredient BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™

BlackGrain is a fine example of the philosophy of upcycling food: reducing food waste and using pre-existing raw materials to do more with less, create something original and elevate the nutritional value of food. This new plant-based ingredient offers businesses a smart and simple way to take a step forward in terms of lean and sustainable food production.  Sustainability is a long-standing trend with a growing influence on food production. Upcycling food means reducing food waste and creating high-quality, nutritious food products out …
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Fibre in demand – elevate the nutritional value of your food product with BlackGrain

Adding BlackGrain from Yellow Fields™ to your recipe can elevate the nutritional value of the final product to source of fibre or high in fibre. This presents a significant advantage in creating more sustainable and healthy food choices to meet the growing demand on the market.  Health-related food trends such as gluten-free, gut-friendly, FODMAP, and high-fibre diets define an important part of the present and future market in food production. Avena’s Product Development …
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A valuable and versatile raw material grows on Nordic golden fields

Rapeseed is utilised in a revolutionary way in the new nutritional ingredient called BlackGrain. The raw material grows on bright yellow fields that bring much-needed variety and biodiversity to Finnish agricultural landscapes. Avena’s Oilseed Specialist Fanni Heinonen describes the journey of BlackGrain’s raw material from seeds in the ground to a unique new ingredient for …
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This is how the authorisation procedure of novel foods goes in the EU

Novel food authorisation for consumers’ safety The approval process of novel foods was significantly smoothed in 2018. There is still, however, a lot of hearsay about the procedure being a tedious one — even people working in the food industry are still spreading the misconception. To prove that the process has changed, I’ll share how …
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Changing the world and uncovering the secrets of rapeseed

Working together with a dream team makes it possible Changing the world requires everyday actions from all of us. It might seem like a gigantic task, but when you break it into small steps, you’ll be surprised how much one person or a group can do to change the world. We want to believe that …
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