January 15, 2013 News, Partnerships No Comments

Blauvelt, NY (Jan 15, 2013) – RFI has launched a new line of fermented ingredients under the trademark name “FermaPro®”, which includes fermented cereal grasses, vegetables, fruits, spices and seeds.  The process of fermenting foods, both for preservation and to make them more digestible and nutritious, has been around since ancient times. Unfortunately, fermented foods have largely disappeared from the Western diet. From a health standpoint, fermented foods have numerous benefits including improved digestibility and nutrient absorption, plus they introduce helpful probiotics for improved gut health.

“An example of how fermentation improves digestibility is the fermentation of cereal grasses,” says Jeff Wuagneux, President and CEO of RFI. “While ruminant animals such as cows and horses have a separate gut compartment filled with lactic acid microorganisms to digest the cellulose, humans cannot digest cellulose. Fermenting cereal grasses with lactic acid microorganisms may help break down cereal grasses and make them more digestible.”

RFI’s state-of-the-art fermentation facility can also perform custom fermentation of any dry material such as grains, grasses, seeds, vegetables and fruits using a variety of health-promoting bacterial or yeast cultures. The resulting fermented material is then drum-dried and milled in the same facility.

About RFI

Established in 1989, RFI is headquartered in Blauvelt, NY. RFI is a formulation-driven company specializing in exceptional products, services and solutions for the dietary supplement, food and beverage industries. Our experienced staff, state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies help our customers develop, manufacture and market complete and targeted products. By capitalizing on our natural, organic and science-driven ingredients, existing expertise and global network of manufacturing facilities, we do more than just sell ingredients…we offer turnkey products using our Field to Formula® vertically-integrated model. RFI’s extensive network of manufacturing facilities in North America, South America and China provides customers with multiple natural product ingredient solutions worldwide. For more information regarding RFI products, call 800-962-7663 or visit us online at www.rfiingredients.com.

Written by Ginny Bank