Andean Grain is dedicated to producing and supplying high-quality natural and nutritious superfoods and ingredients native to the Andean region of South America and Patagonia. The mission is to promote and develop a healthy diet and lifestyle, making the products more accessible to the clients and final consumers. All products are produced and handled according to the highest international standards.
Production and Sourcing
Andean Grain products produce from farms in the Salta province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country along the edge of the Andes mountain range. They also source and contract production with independent farmers in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru under the guidance and management of the experienced team.
Our commitment is to producing both organic and conventional products using sustainable agricultural practices that respect the environment as well as the well-being of the farmers and communities with which they work in South America.
Marketing and Distribution
The mission is to promote and develop a healthy diet and lifestyle by producing and supplying across the globe, natural and organic nutritious superfoods and ingredients from the Andean region of South America and Patagonia, making them more accessible to the clients and final consumers.
Andean Grain Products exports its goods from South America to customers located across the globe and is skilled in fulfilling the logistics and delivery requirements of our discerning clients. Andean Grain Products also has a warehouse located in Antwerp, Belgium to supply less than container load volumes to customers in Europe.
Andean Grain Products manages all commercial operations through its office located in the Netherlands and United Kingdom in order to provide the most responsive service and support to their customers.
Andean Grain Products also offers private label and white label packaging of the products. Superfoods can be packed into a variety of certified food-grade bags and pouches per customers’ requirements.
Chia seeds are a highly nutritious “ancient grain” native to the Americas that were historically consumed by both the Aztecs and Mayans. The health benefits of chia seeds have only recently been rediscovered. Chia seeds provide the highest plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids known to exist.
They also contain high levels of antioxidants, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Andean Grain produces its chia seed in the foothills of the Andes Mountains which provide the ideal conditions for chia production due to their fertile soils, optimal rainfall and high altitude, a factor very important in achieving maximum omega-3 and antioxidant content.
Cold Pressed Chia Oil
Andean Grain Products cold-pressed chia oil in Europe utilizing the South American chia seed production. This ensures that the chia oil is the highest possible quality with the longest possible shelf life while retaining its impressive nutritional properties. Chia oil contains approximately 63-65% Omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), and approximately 20% Omega-6 fatty acids, together with high levels of antioxidants and other nutrients.
Chia oil also has a variety of applications, such as a nutritional addition to foods and beverages, consumed directly, processed into soft gels for a food supplement and numerous applications in cosmetic and skincare products.
Andean Grain Products sources quinoa from local farmers in the highlands of Bolivia and Peru. Quinoa is native to the Andean region and is a hardy plant that is farmed at higher altitudes in the cool climate of the Andean mountains. Andean Grain Products quinoa is sustainably produced and is a highly nutritious “superfood” with a flavour that has been described as slightly nutty and sweet with a crunchy texture.
Quinoa is a good source of complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. Quinoa also provides significant amounts of dietary fiber and phosphorous, contain high in vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, and calcium. Quinoa is a gluten-free food and is considered easy to digest. In its natural state, quinoa has a coating of bitter-tasting saponins which must be removed before it is palatable to eat.
Quality and Certifications
Andean Grain Products is committed to supplying only the highest quality products that comply with or exceed the most strict quality standards and regulations. Our products are cleaned and processed in certified HACCP facilities to ensure quality and safety.
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Source: Andean Grain Products Website