custom blends & formulations
Western Foods has the ability to mix custom blends of rice and other grain flours for both end-use and ingredient applications. In addition, we have the flexibility to offer a variety of packaging sizes from 25lb multi-wall bags to 2,000lb super-sacks, per customer specification. Our pallet and shipping configurations can be customized to your specific needs.
Ancient Grain Flours
Teff is believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4,000 B.C. and 1,000 B.C. A grain the size of a poppy seed, teff is a high-fiber food and a strong source of protein, iron and calcium. Applications: Traditionally used as a wheat flour alternative in cookies, breads and pancakes, because of its sticky consistency, it’s also used as a binder to thicken sauces, soups and stews.
Western Foods Open a New Dedicated Gluten-Free Rice & Ancient Grain Flour Mill in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Western Foods, LLC, has increased its gluten-free rice flour and ancient grain milling business by expanding into a new 56,000 square ft. facility located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The flour mill is located on a 9 acre lot within Jefferson County Industrial Park in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas area. The plant has ample room for future growth.
WF’s new Delta Region facility, in the central U.S., has an excellent multi-modal transportation system, including two rail lines (Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific), 13 common freight carriers with 5 terminals, and the Port of Pine Bluff, a slack water harbor located on the Arkansas River. Pine Bluff is 38 miles from Little Rock, AR and 137 miles from Memphis, TN.
WF’s growth over the last five years, has enabled the imminent expansion into Arkansas. The Delta Region facility will expand WF’s position in the long grain rice flour market and allow WF to better serve its midwest and east coast customers. “By opening our second mill in Pine Bluff, we will have an excellent logistical flow to important markets such as Chicago only 10 hours away by truck,” stated Tom Andringa, Vice President of Sales and Business Development.
PUFFED & POPPED ANCIENT GRAINS
We have partnered with Nu World Foods to explore the many benefits of Visaura puffed and popped ancient grains. These products are packed with ancient grain nutrition and offer unique formulation solutions and marketing advantages. Our puffed and popped seeds can be flavored, used to enhance mouth feel and visual appeal while also boosting nutritional profiles. Click here to learn more.