DOWNERS GROVE, USA – Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, and EverGrain LLC have announced an expanded agreement naming Univar Solutions the exclusive distributor in Latin America for EverGrain’s portfolio of plant-based protein and fiber ingredients, used in food, beverage, and nutraceutical products. The EverGrain product range, derived from barley grains, further expands Univar Solutions comprehensive offering of plant-based food and nutraceutical products across Latin America, addressing the growing interest and emerging market trends in sustainable food supplies and plant-based offerings.
“We are thrilled to expand our successful partnership with EverGrain even further, bringing this impressive range of plant-based, sustainable ingredients to Latin America. Our commercial team is excited to offer dedicated food ingredient expertise and innovative technical solutions to customers in the region,” said Kevin Hack, vice president of global food ingredients at Univar Solutions.
The agreement covers a range of products including EverPro™, EverVita™ Pro, and EverVita™ Fibra. EverPro is a highly soluble protein used in a variety of applications such as ready-to-drink (RTD) and ready-to-mix (RTM) beverages, plant-based milks, and bars where a sustainable plant-based protein is needed. EverVita Pro and EverVita Fibra are used in applications across baked goods, such as bread, cakes, tortillas, and pasta.
“Our technical team, with Solution Centers in Brazil and Mexico, is fully equipped to support EverGrain’s products and our customers’ formulation needs. We look forward to meeting the demands of our food and beverage customers for plant-based ingredients in Latin America,” added Jorge Buckup, president, Latin America, for Univar Solutions.
EverGrain produces nutritious and functional ingredients for food and beverage products, including food supplements, transforming barley grains into ingredients that are rich in protein and dietary fiber and are minimally processed to fit clean label requirements. Additionally, EverGrain ingredients are dairy-free making them suitable for vegan recipes, providing new product development versatility.
Rodger Jonas, chief sales officer for EverGrain, added, “EverGrain continues on its mission to create exceptional ingredients that nourish the world through the power of circularity. We are proud to be working in synergy with Univar Solutions, extending the reach of our plant-based ingredients to Latin America and regions across the globe. As partners, we can offer sustainable, nutritious, and functional protein and fiber-rich ingredient solutions to more customers. The range of food and beverage applications that can benefit from the power of barley is endless.”