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Ancient Grains Remain in Demand

Baking Business recently interviewed industry experts who reaffirmed what the Firebird Artisan Mills team has been saying for a long time: If you want to add functional nutrition, variety and versatility to your products, look no further than ancient grain ingredients. Ancient grains are a group of grains, pseudograins and pseudocereals that have remained unchanged […]

The Power of Pulses

Pulses continue to gain recognition as a food ingredient of the future.  Significant health, nutrition and sustainability benefits along with increasing consumer interest are certainly good motives for consumer packaged goods companies, bakeries and others to put pulses on their research and development roadmap. Not to mention, they’re also a versatile and affordable ingredient.    […]

Growing Alabama Bakery Trusts Firebird Artisan Mills to Help Them Do What They Do Best: Excellent Service to Gluten-Free Customers

Firebird Artisan Mills works with a wide variety of customers, and our passion is helping to solve their problems when it comes to gluten-free products. That’s why we were excited when we met the Mason Dixon Bakery, a rapidly-growing gluten-free business in Alabama. Owners Ashley and Taylor Ramirez have high standards for their customers and […]

Put Down that Spoon and Watch This Video

There’s a reason each bag of flour carries a warning label on it. It’s raw and requires safe handling. Raw flour – whether it’s one of Firebird’s gluten-free ancient grain and pulse flours or a wheat flour from another vendor – can contain bacteria that causes illness. This brief video is a great summary about […]

Lasting Trends in the Gluten-Free Market

Due to a growing market for gluten-free foods and the purchasing savviness of the gluten-free consumer, brands are utilizing a progressive approach to create and keep up with trends in the gluten-free space. A variety of new product lines are developing regularly and marketed to this unique market. New gluten-free products include sectors of foods, […]

Most Popular Gluten-Free Mixes & Flours Among Customers

As a gluten-free consumer, it is common knowledge that the key to re-creating your gluten-free counterparts is the combination of flour types in any given recipe. There is a particular combination of flour to use to create that fluffy bread and there is another to create an extra crispy pizza crust. Because texture, aesthetic and […]

We’re not your average mill

With an expansion of the facility and addition of two new production lines, Firebird Artisan Mills is the largest 100% gluten-free facility in North America. We use GMO-free and organic top quality ingredients, implements the highest standards of protocol for production, onsite testing, and certifications and customized packages available. Due to the knowledge and high […]

Firebird Artisan Mills Expands to Serve Growing Gluten-Free Market

With the addition of two new production lines, Firebird Artisan Mills has boosted their capacity to likely become the largest 100% dedicated, certified gluten-free and allergen-free flour mill in North America. “When you factor efficiency improvements, this expansion nearly triples our plant capacity to about seven million pounds, and enables us to be a better […]

Why Gluten-Free?

The Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal states that one percent of the United States population have been diagnosed with celiac disease, a long-term digestive disorder that damages the intestinal lining. Celiac disease sufferers cannot eat gluten, which is a protein found in barley, rye and wheat. More than 3 million people in the U.S. without a […]

The Enduring Appeal of Ancient Grains

In a Packaged Facts survey, about a fifth of American adults say they’ve recently bought ancient grain items off of a menu or grocery store shelf. So what are ancient grains and what’s the appeal? Ancient grains are a group of grains, pseudograins and pseudocereals that have remained unchanged over the last several hundred (if […]