We’re Keen On Quinoa The Incans called quinoa “chisaya mama,” which means “The Mother of All Grains.” Although technically this protein-packed ancient grain is a seed, it’s not hard to see why quinoa is appreciated: It’s gluten-free, high in magnesium and iron and contains all nine essential amino acids. “Quinoa flour is an airy, light […]
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For as much discussion as there is about getting the right flour mix for the right application, there could be as much discussion about particle size and its importance to a recipe’s performance. Just as you wouldn’t use a cake mix as the base for a pizza crust formulation, applications that need a more elastic […]
Firebird was one of more than 1,450 exhibitors at the largest Natural Products Expo East on record at the Baltimore Convention Center. Unlike the famed “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” mantra, what happens at Expo East is designed to spread like wildfire. And when it comes to supporting natural, organic, gluten- or allergen-free […]
The Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo (IFT16) at McCormick Place in Chicago just ended, and Firebird was there to stay on top of growing trends and industry news. With so much energy and innovation happening in one place, we had a hard time fitting our enthusiasm into a few choice highlights. […]
Food Navigator’s Elizabeth Crawford stopped by the Firebird booth at IFT16 to talk gluten-free grains and more with our own Chris Krenzel. We’ve got the story here.
See What We’ve Got to Offer at Booth 3492 July is the perfect time to visit Chicago’s McCormick Place, because that’s when the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2016 happens. IFT16 is a favorite event at Firebird, because it brings together industry professionals from all over the world to discuss the […]
MyBread Gluten Free Bakery was a small shop in 2013, a one-man artisanal bakery with a singular vision: to provide a delicious, versatile, gluten-free bread alternative. In 2011, founder Dan Gallagher and his mom refined a recipe for a gluten-free flatbread that celiac sufferers could use for anything from pizza to sandwich buns. That’s where […]
In 2013, gluten-free food sales – versions of foods such as cereal or pasta that aren’t naturally gluten-free – accounted for 2.8 percent of total food sales, according to Mintel research. By 2015, gluten-free food sales grew to 6.5 percent of total food sales. The numbers prove it: wheat-sensitive, celiac and other health-conscious customers want […]
Anyone who lives with celiac disease or a wheat allergy knows all too well that you can’t always trust a company’s claim that a product is “naturally gluten-free.” It takes only one trip to urgent care for a consumer to become a constant skeptic. Firebird understands how important it is for manufacturers to earn the […]
Think the only excitement that happened in March was on the basketball court? Think again. The Firebird team found plenty of energy and innovation in Anaheim at the Southern California IFT Supplier Expo and Engredea/Natural Products Expo West. The fellas from Firebird enjoyed a fantastic few days in Anaheim at the Southern California IFT Supplier […]
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