Serving
the Baking & Milling Industries

A family of growers.

Experience you can trust.

The Andersons is a trusted food ingredients partner. Our decades of experience in the agricultural industry gives us the flexibility to acquire ingredients through a variety of channels.

We provide exceptional service with timely responses. We have knowledge on everything from sourcing the grain right from the farmer, to logistical support, to grain properties… taking the process from start to finish.

We offer a large-scale business reach because of our well-established grower relationships. Throughout North America we source the products you need at competitive prices, while adding even more value through cleaning and milling, quality assurance, risk management and a commitment to sustainability and transparency.

  • Extensive network of growers throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Experienced supply chain management
  • Guaranteed timely physical delivery
  • Consistent Quality

Understanding industry needs.

With our 2017 acquisition of Purity Foods, Inc., we have expanded our ability to supply the baking and milling industry with a variety of specialty and organic cleaned grains and milled flours. These include chickpea flour, spelt flour, whole wheat flour, and more. In addition we provide a high quality line of ancient grains, cereal grains, and pulses & soybeans.

In 2018, we further expanded our portfolio through the acquisition of a processing facility in Dyersville, Iowa. This facility supplies the industry with organic cleaned grains and flours, all which are certified organic, certified gluten-free, and free from the top 8 allergens. In the specialty food industry these claims can help market your product. Upon request, we can provide test results to indicate a product passing allergen and gluten tests.

With our portfolio expansion, we now offer blending, co-packing, milling, and specialize in puffed ancient grains such as puffed brown rice. We also offer high quality chickpea flour, quinoa products, and more. Our flexible granulation can be set to suit your product needs.

We have a clear understanding of the specifications that are important to buyers of baking and milling ingredients: moisture, protein, falling number, fiber content and ash content that ensures consistent and reliable performance. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment between farmers, millers, and bakers. We are continuing to form strategic partnerships that increase sustainability and transparency. The Andersons is uniquely positioned to manage the supply chain, and we believe that quality ingredients are at the heart of good recipes.

Our flours can be used for:

  • Baked products
  • Extruded products
  • Sheeted products

Committed to transparency.

Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Our commitment to safety is more than a function; it is a core value that is at the heart of everyday decision making. All of our business activities reflect a proper concern for the health and safety of our customers, employees, neighbors and for the quality of our environment. That means the safety and quality of our food ingredients are a top priority that permeates our workplace policies and procedures. Because of our commitment to supplying your business with high quality, safe ingredients, we source ingredients from farmers we trust, offering your customer the ability to know where their food comes from.

All of our facilities leverage Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Our facilities carry a variety of national and international food safety certifications, and we can provide documentation upon request. Please contact us for more information.

Sustainability & Traceability

We’re committed to transparency, traceability, and sustainability, throughout the entire supply chain from the farm to your manufacturing facility.

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Customized Solutions

Our portfolio of food ingredients and label options is continuously evolving. We can work with you to provide specific varieties and ingredient specifications that meet your needs. We can add value to your ingredient portfolio through processing capabilities.

  • In-house processing
  • Low minimum orders
  • Cleaning
  • De-hulling
  • Milling
  • Blending
  • Pearling
  • Pre-gelatinizing
  • Puffing
  • Splitting
  • Toasting

Label Options

We offer products with a variety of label options to meet the needs of an ever-evolving marketplace:

  • Conventional
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Organic

Packaging & Logistics

  • Bulk (truckload or rail)
  • Bagged (25#, 50#, or totes)
  • Co-packing flexibility (form-fill-seal, bag in box, etc.)
    • Allergen-free, private label, retail packaging
  • Container (20 ft, 40 ft, dry or refrigerated)

The Andersons provides unique ingredients to the baking and milling industry. We can craft a customized solution to meet your baking and milling needs.

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Ingredients Do you know all we can do for you?

We have more than 30 food ingredients and products in our portfolio. If you need something, we most likely have it. And if we don’t, we will leverage our large network of farmers, growers and suppliers to find what you need.

Label Options
  • Conventional
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
Key
  • Naturally Gluten-Free
  • Organic Label Available
Ingredient
Form
Gluten Free
Organic
Ancient Grains
Cleaned, flour, puffed, powder, toasted, or flaked
Amaranth is a highly nutritious, dense, naturally gluten-free ancient grain. It has a slightly nutty, or peppery/crunchy texture and flavor.
Amaranth can be added to soups, salads, and stir-fries. It can also be used as a thickener for sauces, stews and jellies.
Grams per cup
193 g
Protein
13.6 g
Fiber
6.7 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, groats, puffed, or toasted
Buckwheat is an energizing and naturally gluten-free ingredient from the fruit seed family that behaves like a grain when cooked. Buckwheat is digested slowly, leading to a longer-lasting "full" feeling.
Buckwheat can be used in salads, soups, porridge, and pilafs.
Grams per cup
170 g
Protein
13.2 g
Fiber
10.0 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Cleaned, or flour
Einkorn is a nutritious grain that contains high levels of protein, essential fatty acids, phosphorus, and potassium. It also has plenty of carotenoids, the natural colors found in many fruits and vegetables.
Einkorn is a great substitute for traditional flour in breads and other baking recipes.
Grams per cup
120 g
Protein
12.0 g
Fiber
6.0 g
Ancient Grains
1
og
Cleaned, or flour
Emmer is a wheat high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and low in gluten. Emmer has a sweet, smooth flavor, adding a chewy texture to foods.
Emmer is often used in making bread and pasta, and makes a great salad grain as well. It's great in soups or as a hearty substitute for dishes typically containing rice.
Grams per cup
188 g
Protein
12.8 g
Fiber
10.6 g
Ancient Grains
1
og
Cleaned, flour, or puffed
Kamut is an excellent source of protein, fiber, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, and antioxidants. It is known for its smooth texture and nutty, buttery flavor.
Kamut can be added to baked goods, breads, pastas, waffles, and pancakes. It can also be used in brewing.
Grams per cup
119 g
Protein
8.9 g
Fiber
3.9 g
Ancient Grains
1
og
Raw, flour, groats, puffed, powder, or toasted
Millet is a nutritious whole grain relatively high in protein and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.
Millet is fairly strong in taste and often used in flatbreads, breakfast porridge dishes, savory pilafs or as a substitute for rice.
Grams per cup
119 g
Protein
13.0 g
Fiber
9.0 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Cleaned, flour, puffed, powder, toasted, or flaked
Quinoa is hailed as a "superfood" around the world. It is a unique harvested grain that contains all nine essential amino acids, making it one of the few plant sources of complete protein.
Quinoa is great for baking high protein bread. It is also often used in energy bars, salads and cooked into other foods to provide more texture and healthy substance.
Grams per cup
185 g
Protein
4.4 g
Fiber
2.8 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Flour, puffed, powder, or toasted
Golden Quinoa is a whole grain product with a unique, nutty and toasted flavor. Golden Quinoa is a complete source of protein as it contains all of the essential amino acids.
Golden Quinoa is great paired with curry, roasted vegetables or braised meat.
Grams per cup
100 g
Protein
10.2 g
Fiber
2.5 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
Flour, puffed, powder, or toasted
Sorghum is a good source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and dietary fiber. It has a soft texture and is considered sweet and mild-tasting.
Sorghum is often incorporated into or substituted in baking recipes that call for flour. It can also be used to thicken stews, sauces, and other savory recipes.
Grams per cup
121 g
Protein
13.0 g
Fiber
6.3 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Cleaned, flour, puffed, or flaked
Spelt is a wheat species with a nut-like flavor that's high in fiber and magnesium. It is also higher in protein than common wheat and is a good substitute in recipes that call for wheat. It is known to be easier to digest than traditional wheat products.
Spelt can be consumed in whole form (spelt berries), hulled form, or it can be processed into flour. It can be boiled and used as a side dish substitute for rice or potatoes.
Grams per cup
174 g
Protein
14.6 g
Fiber
10.7 g
Ancient Grains
1
og
Raw, flour, or toasted
Teff is a high-fiber food and a strong source of protein. It is considered a healthy, weight-managing and bone-strengthening food.
Teff can be used to make breads, pancakes, porridge, cereal, and other baked goods.
Grams per cup
115 g
Protein
13.0 g
Fiber
8.0 g
Ancient Grains
1
gf
1
og
Cereal Grains
Raw, cleaned, flour, malt, or puffed
Barley is a versatile grain with a rich, nut-like flavor. Its appearance is light in color and it has an appealing chewy consistency.
Barley is used in soups and stews as well as alcoholic beverages.
Grams per cup
184 g
Protein
12.5 g
Fiber
17.3 g
Cereal Grains
1
og
Flour, puffed, or toasted
Brown rice is a whole grain rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and protein. It is recognized as a healthy addition to diets due to its natural aiding abilities.
Brown rice can be incorporated into a wide variety of foods and dishes. Its mild taste and chewy texture make it an appealing addition to many meals.
Grams per cup
185 g
Protein
6.7 g
Fiber
1.8 g
Cereal Grains
1
gf
1
og
Raw, flour, groats, puffed, or toasted
Oats are a whole-grain cereal that serve as a good source of fiber and are high in minerals and antioxidants.
Oats can be rolled or crushed and can be consumed as oatmeal (porridge) or used in baked goods, bread, muesli, and granola.
Grams per cup
156 g
Protein
16.9 g
Fiber
10.6 g
Cereal Grains
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Rye is a dark-colored cereal grain known for its hardy flavor and high fiber content. It has a rich and hearty taste that delivers large health benefits.
Rye grain is commonly used for flour, bread, and alcoholic beverages such as whiskey and beer.
Grams per cup
169 g
Protein
10.3 g
Fiber
15.1 g
Cereal Grains
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Durum is a hard, translucent, light-colored grain and is particularly high in gluten protein.
Durum wheat is primarily used in dried pasta and couscous.
Grams per cup
192 g
Protein
13.7 g
Fiber
0.0 g
Cereal Grains
Raw, cleaned, or flour
Hard red spring wheat is brown-colored and high in protein compared to all of its varieties. It is more nutty and bitter than its white wheat counterparts.
Hard red spring wheat is ideal for use in bread, rolls, croissants, bagels, and crusts.
Grams per cup
192 g
Protein
15.4 g
Fiber
12.2 g
Cereal Grains
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Hard red winter wheat is a brown-colored, very versatile wheat that has excellent milling characteristics. It is moderately high in protein.
Hard red winter wheat is ideal for use in breads, rolls, and other hard baked goods. It can also be used in Asian noodles and flatbreads.
Grams per cup
192 g
Protein
12.6 g
Fiber
12.2 g
Cereal Grains
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Soft red winter wheat is a lower-protein wheat with excellent milling and baking characteristics.
Soft red winter wheat is ideal for producing cake, cookies, crackers, and pastry flours.
Grams per cup
168 g
Protein
10.4 g
Fiber
12.5 g
Cereal Grains
1
og
Cleaned, or flour
Soft white wheat is shorter, softer, and plumper compared to other wheat varieties. It is lower in protein but has a richer flavor.
Soft white wheat is commonly used in muffins, cakes, cookies, and pastries. Flour made from soft white wheat is often referred to as pastry flour.
Grams per cup
168 g
Protein
10.7 g
Fiber
12.7 g
Cereal Grains
1
gf
Corn
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Blue corn contains more protein and has a lower glycemic index than white corn. It produces a sweeter, nuttier taste.
Blue corn can be used as a substitute for white or yellow corn. It is commonly used in tortillas, chips, pancake mixes, cereals, and corn breads. it can be consumed raw, or it can be baked, boiled, fried, or simmered for use in soups and stews.
Grams per cup
166 g
Protein
9.4 g
Fiber
7.3 g
Corn
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, or flour
Red corn is a grain similar to white or yellow corn though it contains more protein, starch, and antioxidants.
Red corn is traditionally used in stews and hominy. It can also be ground into flour for corn breads, flat bread, pancakes, and tortillas.
Grams per cup
166 g
Protein
9.4 g
Fiber
--
Corn
1
gf
1
og
Cleaned, flour, or puffed
White corn is a variety of corn high in starch, fiber, and vitamin content. Its kernels are succulent and sweet, similar to yellow corn.
White corn can be used in any recipe that calls for corn including masa, corn bread, corn chips, tortillas, taco shells, snack foods, and grits.
Grams per cup
166 g
Protein
9.4 g
Fiber
0.0 g
Corn
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or puffed
Yellow corn is an evolutionary mutation of white corn and offers flavors of almond and sugar. It is high in Vitamin A.
Yellow corn can be dried and ground into flour for baked goods, corn chips, tortillas, and cereals, and can be used as a crisping agent. Oil produced from yellow corn can be used as a sweetener in foods and beverages and as a base for alcoholic beverages.
Grams per cup
166 g
Protein
9.4 g
Fiber
7.3 g
Corn
1
gf
1
og
Pulses & Soybeans
Cleaned, or split
Fava beans, also known as faba beans or broad beans, are low in fat and high in fiber and protein. The bean has a thick skin with a cottony interior with various textures depending on the age of the bean and preparation methods.
Fava beans are typically consumed while young and tender. The immature pods can also be cooked and consumed. They can be blanched, fried, or dried. Fava beans are also often used in soups.
Grams per cup
126 g
Protein
7.9 g
Fiber
7.5 g
Pulses & Soybeans
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or split
Garbanzo beans are valued for its high fiber and protein content. These cream colored, relatively round beans aid in digestion and contain important antioxidants.
Garbanzo beans are a versatile ingredient with a mild taste that can be used to thicken soups, sauces or gravies. It also works well in cakes or quick breads.
Grams per cup
211 g
Protein
20.4 g
Fiber
12.1 g
Pulses & Soybeans
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or split
Lentils are highly nutritional legumes that range in color and size. They readily absorb a range of flavors from other foods and have a high ratio of protein per calorie.
Lentils can be boiled, dried, or sprouted and are often consumed with rice.
Grams per cup
--
Protein
24.6 g
Fiber
10.7 g
Pulses & Soybeans
1
gf
1
og
Raw, cleaned, flour, or split
Peas are starchy, yet high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. Peas have a high concentration of vitamins and minerals, adding to their nutritional value.
Peas can be boiled, steamed, or roasted. They can also be dried and made into soup or consumed as is.
Grams per cup
145 g
Protein
5.4 g
Fiber
5.1 g
Pulses & Soybeans
1
gf
1
og
Raw, or flour
Soybeans are high in protein and contain beneficial antioxidants and phytonutrients. They add a pleasant texture and rich flavor to foods.
Soybeans can be used for oil (which is used in a large variety of processed food). Soybeans can also be boiled, ground into flour, used as a meat or dairy alternative, sweetened, or used as a caffeine-free coffee substitute.
Grams per cup
186 g
Protein
36.0 g
Fiber
9.0 g
Pulses & Soybeans
1
gf
1
og
Label Options
  • Conventional
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
Key
  • Naturally Gluten-Free
  • Organic Label Available