The process of fermenting foods— for preservation and to make them more digestible, nutritious and flavorful —is an ancient practice that has been performed by humans for thousands of years.

In addition to the preservation effect and unique flavors that fermentation brings to foods, it has only been recently that scientific investigations have confirmed what many cultures have always known – fermented foods provide numerous nutritional and health benefits, including:

  • Pre-digestion of complex foods
  • Increased levels of certain vitamins
  • Improvement of mineral bioaccessibility
  • Increased bioavailability of antioxidants
  • Elimination of anti-nutrients like phytic acid and lectins
  • Increased bioavailability of lysine in grains
  • Creation of unique metabolites not present in the raw material
  • Alkalizing effect on the body’s pH

Our FermaPro® line of fermented ingredients is created with traditional whole food fermentation processes. Our mindset of “whole food nutrition” means that we change the food only a little, retaining the highest possible nutrition. To ensure the highest quality, we developed a controlled process that interrupts the fermentation at its optimal point to stabilize it prior to drying. Once dried, we can add targeted probiotics to ensure maximum delivery of the serving-specific probiotic benefits.

We can ferment any dry material such as grains, grasses, seeds, botanicals, vegetables and fruits, using a variety of health-promoting bacterial or yeast cultures.

OUR FERMAPRO® LINE

Grasses & Grains

  • Flax
  • Chlorella
  • Cereal Grass Blends
  • Wheat
  • Oat
  • Alfalfa
  • Barley
  • Seeds

Fruit & Vegetables

  • Apple Cider Vinegar Powder
  • Beet
  • Turmeric
  • Fruit Blends
  • Vegetable Blends
  • Kale
  • Elderberry
  • Aronia Berry

Spices

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Black Garlic
  • Spices
  • Botanicals

For more information, download our FermaPro® Technical Data Sheet.

FROM FIELD TO FORMULA®

Whole food nutrition is the guiding principle for RFI. Our ingredients are manufactured to remain as close as possible to how they’re found in nature. Additionally, ingredients are processed without the use of harsh chemical solvents or unnecessary fillers, which helps safeguard their nutritional value. 

Whole foods and clean-label foods contain more life-sustaining nutrients:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Phytonutrients
  • Micronutrients

To learn more about our philosophy and the list of whole-food ingredients, visit our Whole Food Nutrition page HERE.