Ingredients distributor Univar Solutions has secured a deal with Evergrain Ingredients to distribute the company’s portfolio of plant-based ingredients in multiple regions.
Evergrain produces sustainable and functional ingredients – derived from barley grains – which are used in food, beverages and nutraceutical products.
With the agreement, Univar will distribute Evergrain’s products in the US and Canada, as well as various countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The deal will see Evergrain benefit from Univar’s extensive market access and customer reach, while expanding Univar’s offerings of plant-based food and nutraceutical products.
The strategic agreement covers a range of products including EverPro – a highly soluble pure protein isolate used in applications such as ready-to-drink beverages and plant-based milks and bars – EverVita Pro and EverVita Fibra, which are used in baked goods applications, such as bread, cakes, pasta and pizza crusts.
Suitable for vegan recipes, Evergrain’s portfolio of ingredients are reportedly rich in protein, dietary fibre and are minimally processed to meet clean label requirements.
“We believe the functionality of these ingredients will resonate with the needs of our food and beverage customers in the US, Canada, and EMEA,” said Kevin Hack, vice president of global food ingredients at Univar Solutions.
He continued: “We look forward to helping Evergrain expand the reach of their innovative, plant-based solutions and working together to help bring additional value to customers across a greater geography.”
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