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Industry Article courtesy of Jeff Gelski at Supermarket Perimeter

Ancient grains finding future foothold

Posted September 5, 2018 by Industry Article

Industry Article courtesy of Jeff Gelski at Supermarket Perimeter

Ancient grains are appearing in more food items on North American retail shelves. They are being grown in more fields in the continent as well. While millet and sorghum already have a history in U.S. agriculture, quinoa, which originated in South America, and teff, which originated in Ethiopia, look to have a future in North America.

“Quinoa and teff definitely have moved from being an imported product to being a domestically grown and sourced item,” said Tom Andringa, head of sales and business development for Western Foods, Woodland, Calif.

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