Consumers look for functional foods and ingredients that help sustain a wide array of dietary needs. This continues to drive innovation within the food industry.
Snacks in particular need to evolve to better address satiety, the push toward healthy plant-based ingredients, and the opportunity to incorporate ancient grains, seeds and more.
The Firebird Artisan Crisp family – utilizes healthy ingredients such as buckwheat, red lentils, sorghum, fava bean, and Suntava Purple Corn™ to bring crunch, natural color, and a health halo to a wide range of product applications.
Gluten-free certified; No common allergens; Non-GMO
GFSI certified and identity preserved (purple corn)
Derived from whole grains, seeds and pulses
USA-grown for consistent, sustainable supply (buckwheat, sorghum and purple corn)
Plant-based protein from pea or fava
Unique combination of nutrient density while delivering a neutral taste
These ingredients contribute to a healthier, more protein-rich product without affecting overall taste. They are higher in antioxidants and fiber than common snack ingredients with a protein level of 50-60%.
According to existing research, the anthocyanins found in Suntava Purple Corn™ provide an exceptional level of nutrition and health benefits.
Heart/cardiovascular, colon, brain and vision health
Healthy blood sugar levels
Antioxidant defense system
Healthy inflammatory response
VISUAL APPEAL – NUTRIENT-DENSE COLORS
Products that visually demonstrate differentiation, resonate with buyers. The pleasant red, yellow, purple and cocoa colors of our crisps generate immediate association with ingredients that are known to be more natural and authentic than commoditized corn, rice, or potato ingredients. These tones are naturally associated with nutrient-dense foods and may be harmonized with other primary and tertiary colors for unique product presence, branding and packaging.
You’ll find our gluten-free, crisps perform well in:
Clusters, granola & yogurt toppings
Baked goods (scones, baked bars)
Salty snacks & snack mixes
Enhance new and existing brands by taking advantage of emerging healthy ingredients that differentiate products from the competition. Contact us to schedule a no–cost consultation with one of our ingredient experts.Give us a call at (701) 324-4330 or email us.
Purple corn features antioxidants and anthocyanins essential to better health and well-being. In addition, the combination of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals found in purple corn can be used to enhance gluten-free products such as healthy snacks, cereals, protein/snack bars and more.
Sorghum, commonly used with its outer layers, retains the majority of its nutrients when processed. The wax surrounding the sorghum grain contains compounds called policosanols, that may have an impact on human cardiac health.
Fava beans, also known as broad beans, offer an uncommon combination of protein and fiber and have surprised food developers based on their nutrient density.
In addition to serving as a lean protein choice with abundant fiber, fava beans contain vitamin K, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium and are one of the leading high-folate ingredients available.
We’re here to help you make the kind of gluten-free products we’d serve our own families. We know the more responsive we are, the faster your products get to shelf. Request a quote or consult below and we’ll respond within one business day.