Posts by tag: food
Midwest Pantry and its NE Food District lower hurdles that encumber food entrepreneurs by AURI Midwest Pantry’s Zoie Glass is an avid ice fisher. She finds it relaxing, but one also could reasonably conclude her on a frozen lake dreaming up yet another service – such as supplying raw materials to any of the six […]
By AURI For most of AURI’s clients, hard work and perseverance are critical to success. Most recently, food client, Panache, which makes a variety of infused apple juices and ciders, proved this. In the months leading up to the new year, Managing Partner, Ameeta Jaiswal-Dale and Marketing Director, Xavier Boulard’s efforts paid off when their […]
The next generation of Hmong farmers is poised to step into value-added product arena by DAN LEMKE They may not raise corn, soybeans or wheat, or farm large parcels of land, but Minnesota’s Hmong American farmers have transformed the state’s urban agriculture and local food landscape. Now the next generation of Hmong farmers is poised […]
When producing food items, being clean is a very good thing. These days, though, being clean goes beyond sanitation. It also applies to food labels.
Today, there is no clear regulatory description defining a clean label. However, consumer preference is pushing food manufacturers to make products that are minimally processed and/or contain fewer artificial ingredients.
MN Cup Finalists Announced More than 20 teams of Minnesota based entrepreneurs are advancing into the finalist round of the 2016 MN Cup competition. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute sends sincere congratulation to all three finalists in this year’s Food/Ag/Beverage Division. Bolton Bees—A family-owned, first-generation business, established in 2014, and Beekeeping since 2008. Founded by […]
AURI helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality. Our work in the four focus areas (biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food) assists entrepreneurs and growing businesses navigate the demands of entering the marketplace. One industry undergoing a dramatic transformation right now is food production and processing – as consumer preference changes and retailers work to accommodate their needs. As an example, consumers increasingly want a local, sustainable and healthy product.
Buying local. Knowing where food comes from. Eating healthier. These are all trends in food consumption, and food hubs are one way that towns and regions are giving consumers more access to local, fresh foods. Food hubs connect growers with local places needing healthy food such as schools, large businesses and health care facilities, and help grow the local and regional economies at the same time.
Read the complete report: Twin-screw extrusion puffing of non-fat dry milk powder About this report: The use of twin-screw extrusion to produce puffs and crisps for cereals and snacks is widely utilized in the food industry. Soy protein is the leading protein used in this category. Extrusion puffing of caseinates and whey protein concentrates has […]
— by Jonathan Eisenthal photos by Rolf Hagberg Wild rice, the high-protein, high-energy cereal grain long revered by native peoples as a sacred and life-giving food, may be a significant source of beneficial compounds that could grow the commodity’s consumer base. In particular, early indications of the cholesterol lowering effect of wild rice, its potential […]
— by Amanda Wanke photos by Rolf Hagberg AURI recently announced 16 research initiatives for 2013. The projects in the organization’s core four focus areas—renewable energy, biobased products, coproducts and food—all aim to create new and improved products and processes in Minnesota’s agriculture industry in order to grow the economy and create new jobs. “Agriculture […]