Cargill to Showcase New Healthy Cookie Base at Whole Grains Conference

Cargill will showcase its new Healthy Cookie Base, a proprietary, customizable blend that delivers whole grain, high fiber and zero trans claims in a great tasting cookie or bar, at the 2009 Whole Grains Council Conference, “Make (At Least) Half Your Grains Whole” (April 20 – 22, Alexandria, VA).

As one of the conference sponsors, Cargill will have a table-top display representing the Healthy Cookie Base with prototypes for sampling, and Jessica Wellnitz, Cargill senior food technologist, will be highlighting the importance of whole grains in schools and how the healthy cookie base can help fit into school foodservice.

The Healthy Cookie Base contains several proprietary ingredients available only from Cargill including GrainWiseâ wheat aleurone and WheatSelectâ white whole wheat. The ingredients give cookies and bars a more favorable nutrition profile — and may allow whole-grain and fiber claims. The base contains:
• 57.5 percent total whole grains
• Over 25 percent total dietary fiber
• 0 grams trans fat in base
• GrainWiseâ wheat aleurone is a natural source of several vitamins and minerals

“Cargill developed the Healthy Cookie Base to promote consumption of nutritious whole grains and fiber and preserve the pleasing sensory attributes school age children prefer in their favorite cookies and bars,” said Kyle Marinkovich, marketing manager, Cargill. “The versatility of the base reduces development time and costs for processors. Being customizable, it allows processors to create an array of great tasting bakery products across multiple applications to deliver whole grains and high fiber.”

The Whole Grains Conference highlights successes in the move to whole grains – and addresses the remaining barriers to healthy whole grains. The conference will feature a mix of science updates and culinary examples.

If you’d like to arrange an interview with a Cargill expert to learn more about the new Healthy Cookie Base, please contact Nicole Reichert at 952-742-4204 or [email protected].

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 160,000 people in 67 countries. We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

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