The Incredible Flavors of Ancient Grains

One of the biggest new sensations in the foods industry is the increasing popularity of ancient grains. Whether used as a component in baked goods or used to create great side dishes, ancient grains have numerous health benefits and offer great nutritional value to buyers, along with a delicious natural flavor that cannot be matched by some of the more conventional types of grain on the market. One of the best and most popular ancient grain options is quinoa, which is seeing widespread use in a number of different dishes as well as on its own.


There are a number of things to take into consideration when creating flavors for ancient grains, no matter how they are being used. One thing to keep in mind is that the more natural the flavor of these food items, the better. Buyers are seeking out these grains because of their natural benefits – not to have their flavors masked by over-the-top ingredients.


It’s no surprise then that the simpler, more natural flavor ingredients are those most commonly used in the creation of these food items. Flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Garlic Oil can provide a light garlic flavor to products such as quinoa, whether baked or as a packaged food option. Advanced Biotech’s Natural Isobutyraldehyde, another great, natural ingredient, can be used to provide any of a number of flavors, including a cheesy component, for an ancient grain food item.


Regardless of the particular flavor that a flavorist is attempting to recreate with an ancient grain food item, the one thing to keep in mind is the importance of keeping things light, fresh, and natural. Buyers who purchase ancient grains want to feel great about their choices, so the cleaner the flavor is, the better a product will be received in this growing segment of the consumer market.