Wheat + Barley = Tritordeum
In 1977, a group of Spanish researchers manage to naturally cross wheats and wild barley to create a novel specie they name Tritordeum.
Their aim at the time was to obtain a climate-change-resilient and better digested cereal.
Very shortly after, follow four expeditions to Latin America (Chile and Argentina) to collect wild barleys of the sub-specie Hordeum chilense to initiate back in Spain a breeding and selection program to obtain a primary population of Tritordeum.
40 years later, Tritordeum is launched on the market by the company Vivagran.
The best of Wheat and Barley in one single ingredient
Sustainability in farming
Tritordeum is a very robust crop:
The grain is produced under contract with local farmers with a full traceability from seed to food Farmers cultivating Tritordeum receive higher incomes per hectare in comparison to other crops
Sustainability in processing
Tritordeum has a serie of characteristics that makes it more efficient in processing
*enzymes are proteins naturally ocuring in cereal that have a specific action when activated.
In the case of Tritordeum, those enzymes allow to reduce complex carbohydrates into simple sugars.
This allows to speed up sugar conversion and fermentation
Nutritional, Health and Other Claims
Nutrition claims are statements made on food labels and in food advertising that describe the nutrient content of a food and the health benefits that it provides.
Nutrition claims can refer to the presence or absence of specific nutrients, as well as to the health benefits that a food provides. In the European Union, nutritional claims are regulated by the European Commission and must meet specific criteria in order to be used. There is also a list of approved nutritional claims that can be used on food labels.
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Health claims are statements made on food labels and in food advertising that describe the relationship between a food, food component, or nutrient and health. Health claims can refer to the reduction of a health risk, or to the maintenance of good health.
Health claims must be based on scientific evidence and must not mislead consumers. There is also a list of approved health claims that can be used on food labels and in food advertising.
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Other claims are referring to scientific evidences that cannot be stated on packaged goods labels, but may be published in communication materials associated with the food products.
Those claims are supported by scientific publications made available to end consumers. Tritordeum is cited in more than 150 publications.
Consult the most relevant publications supporting the claims here.
Seed, Grain, Flours and Others
3 commercial varieties available:
Ingredients for baking: