Ingredion invests in plant-based proteins producer NorQuin

USA – Global ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion has invested and entered into an exclusive commercial agreement with quinoa flour producer, Northern Quinoa Production Corporation (NorQuin) in a deal that seeks to expand the company’s plant-based protein ingredients. The Saskatchewan, USA-based NorQuin said that the exclusive partnership with Ingredion will make its products more accessible to consumers as well as expedite the development of quinoa products. “We are thrilled to partner with Ingredion to bring quinoa flour and quinoa innovation to market at scale,” NorQuin Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Jackson says. “Ingredion’s…

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Ardent Mills to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa operations

USA – Flour-milling and ingredient company, Ardent Mills has entered into an agreement to acquire Andean Naturals’ quinoa sourcing, cleaning and packaging operation in, California, US for an undisclosed sum. Based in Yuba City, California – where it operates its US ancient grains facility – Andean Naturals is a leading importer and wholesaler of quinoa and a champion of the traditional quinoa growers of Bolivia’s Altiplan. Its quinoa refining facility is in La Paz, Bolivia.  Ardent Mills said that the acquisition is part of the company’s strategy of further investing…

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