AB InBev backs launch of sustainable ingredient company, EverGrain
Anheuser-Busch InBev has backed the launch of EverGrain— a sustainable ingredient company that utilizes saved grain from brewing and through its innovative processes, transforms the circularly sourced barley into nutrient-rich ingredients which can be used in a variety of food and beverage products.
The global brewer announced: “We’re excited to celebrate the launch of EverGrain, a sustainable ingredient company that’s revolutionizing the use of barley to deliver highly nutritious, great tasting protein and fiber barley-based ingredients to the world.”
Chief Sustainability and Procurement Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Tony Milikin said: “AB InBev is proud to support such a remarkable, purpose driven venture with a mission to create incredible ingredients to nourish the world through the transformative power of circularity. EverGrain marks an important milestone in our ultimate goal of building a better world as we look to the next 100 years and beyond.”
EverGrain seeks to partner with some of the world’s leading organizations as they turn to barley as an essential ingredient to elevate their products with more nutritional value for consumers around the world. Ultimately, these ingredients will also have a positive impact on social and environmental challenges like the goal of affordable, sustainable nutrition for the undernourished.
CEO and Founder of EverGrain, Greg Belt explained: “Our unique barley ingredients will transform plant-based products, delivering better tasting and more nutritious options to consumers who seek a healthier and more sustainable future. EverGrain’s innovative & circular approach, which we’ve honed over the past five years, offers a scalable, local & reliable solution for the global food industry to help address the world’s food security & sustainability challenges.”
Through this backing, EverGrain will support the growing demand from its commercial customers by providing a scalable, consistent, and stable supply of its ingredients; and through the launch EverGrain will commercialize EverPro and EverVita— its first generation of nutrient-rich, ancient-grain products. Both product lines are highly versatile and can be used across a wide range of food products.
EverPro™, a fully soluble protein isolate, is currently being formulated in multiple plant-based protein products, including beverages, protein bars and snacks. EverVita™, barley fibers and proteins with minimal starch, are being used as a single solution to boost the nutrition and gut health benefits of baked goods, pasta and snacks without impacting taste and texture.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is one of the largest brewing corporations in the world and the parent company to SABMiller: with over 630 beer brands in its portfolio including Budweiser and Bud Light, Corona, Stella Artois, and more.