Modern varieties of grains have been developed over time through research, selective cropping, mutation and breeding. Ancient grains
refer to group of grains and pseudo cereals which are said to be largely unchanged from their domesticated varieties. These grains are considered to be healthier than modern ones. Consumers are gradually eliminating heavily processed foods from their diet and are shifting towards ancient grains owing to its freshness and earthy nutrition. Ancient grains are gaining traction due to its health benefits and richness in proteins that fuels the market growth in near future.The global ancient grains market
has been analyzed by crop type and by application. On the basis of crop type ancient grains are segmented into gluten free and gluten containing grains. Quinoa and farro have largest sales among gluten free and gluten containing ancient grains, respectively. By application, the market is segmented by products such as bakery, confectionery, sports nutrition, infant formula, cereals and frozen foods. The global ancient grains market is estimated to grow at CAGR XX% through 2021.
The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. The U.S. is the dominant market which held more than one third of the global ancient grains market share in 2015. In Europe, U.K. and Germany has witnessed more than 6000 product launches containing ancient grains in 2015. Global ancient grains market in 2015 was dominated by:
Other players in the industry are:
- Ardent Mills (U.S.)
- Snyder’s-Lance Inc. (U.S.)
- Crunchmaster Inc. (U.S.)
- SK Food International (U.S.)
- Purely Elizabeth Inc. (U.S.).
- Quinoasure Inc. (U.S.)
- Great River Organic Milling Inc. (U.S.)
- Urbane Grain Inc. (U.S.)
- Nature’s Path Foods (Canada)
- GFB Great Foods (India) and others.