Triticale: The Underestimated Versatile Grain
May 19, 2020
Grain Millers is proud to offer innovative solutions to achieve the goals of our clients in the development of new and unique products. One often overlooked grain with untapped potential for new blends and formulas is triticale.
Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye first bred in the 1950s.
Triticale is a hybrid of wheat and rye first bred in the 1950s. Triticale retains the robust and disease-resistant qualities of rye while offering advantages for milling and baking also found in wheat.
Triticale, with its clean aroma and flavor, is a versatile grain viable for use in a wide variety of sweet and savory products. The mild flavor of this component, a subtle blend of nutty and earthy, can effectively enhance the textural and nutritive properties of products without detracting from the overall impact on the palate.
Triticale is also versatile in that it can be utilized in a variety of forms. As a flour, it creates a moist, chewy, dense texture for breads, cookies, muffins, and bars. When used in flake form, it functions similarly to rolled oats, particularly effective as hot cereal or in cookie or muffin recipes that typically require oats. Whole triticale berries—comprised of the grain’s most nutritive elements, germ, bran, and endosperm—offer a texture similar to that of sunflower seed kernels ideal for breads, granolas, salads, waffles, and more.
High Nutritional Value
Triticale is highly nutritious, rich in protein and dietary fiber as well as minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, thiamin, and folate. It is also free of cholesterol and trans-fatty acids, making it ideal for health food applications. When ground into a meal, triticale can be used to add nutritional value to smoothies, batters, or doughs. Because triticale contains no animal byproducts, it can also be used in vegan food products.
Grain Millers’ Promise: Quality, Custom Products & Service
At Grain Millers, we provide whole and rolled triticale in Organic, Non-GMO, and Conventional forms. With our single-source advantage, we are positioned to provide our partners with quality ingredients, tailored formulations, and personalized expertise in research and development of new products.
If you would like to request a sample or further discuss Grain Millers’ triticale products and applications, we would love the opportunity to speak with you. We specialize in partnering with food and beverage developers to create unique, innovative ingredients that help you succeed.
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