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Nu Life Market has Partnered with Autism Hope Alliance

The Autism Hope Alliance embodies hope for families facing the diagnosis of Autism through education, financial support and volunteerism. The Autism Hope Alliance is the first non-profit foundation for Autism to emerge from the natural foods industry. AHA has helped over 30,000 families since 2008 by means of the generous support of our partnerships. Please … Continued

April 2017 Sorghum Report

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: The next big snack is here… Consumers are looking for grain diversity, and sorghum can deliver. With expansion like corn and no gmo risk, Sorghum Snacks are set to take off. After years of research, we have dialed in the unique spec and correct level of starch damage needed to run 100% sorghum … Continued

March 2017 Sorghum Report

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Crispier And Healthier Fried Products With Sorghum Fry-RiteTM is a unique sorghum product that can reduce oil absorption, increase crispiness, hold in moisture, enhance flavor and increase browning when included in a coating or breading formula. The proprietary milling process of the flour ensures a smooth, non-gritty texture to the finished product, and … Continued

January 2017 Sorghum Report

2017 FOOD TRENDS 2017 Food Trends: “Sorghum, egg yolks, French food, Filipino food, smoked food, whey, cannabis, teff, spirulina, delivery-only restaurants.” Step aside, quinoa. There’s a new gluten-free whole grain gaining traction among the health-savvy. It’s called sorghum and it’s homegrown. Why it will be a trend: Sorghum is an excellent source of fiber and rich in protein. It’s also … Continued

November 2016 Sorghum Report

Sorghum Harvest 2016: This year’s sorghum harvest is off to a terrific start. Dry winds have helped speed up cutting and grain is coming in earlier than expected. The dry weather has created ideal moisture levels. Last year cutting didn’t start until Nov and harvest wasn’t complete until well into December. This year harvest will … Continued

September 2016 Sorghum Report

IFT Showcase: Sorghum was on full display at the United Sorghum Checkoff’s IFT booth in July. Nu Life Market was joined at the show by Lia Weber, winner of TLC’s Next Great Baker, who showcased chocolate chip cookies made with Nu Life Market whole grain sorghum flour. Lia had expressed frustration with baking Gluten Free … Continued

June 2016 Sorghum Report

Why 2016 Is The Year Of Sorghum The U.S. sorghum market continues to grow as press coverage and consumer awareness increase. The Sorghum Checkoff reports that 2015 saw significant rises in the consumer and pet foods industries. The 2015 sorghum crop was the largest since 1997! Food consumption of sorghum increased by nearly 40 percent … Continued

February 2016 Sorghum Report

Sorghum is HOT! Famed food trend spotter, Ellie Krieger, called sorghum a hot trend of 2016. Kashi President–Sorghum part of 1 billion dollar opportunity. Out with popcorn: In with popped sorghum on Good Morning America! (around 2:00) The Best New Ingredient Is Popped! Popped sorghum is an excellent option in bars, cereals, and any product … Continued

November 2015 Sorghum Report

It Has Begun… Sorghum harvest has started! A few noticeable differences this year from our plant breeding program: yields improved, our white sorghum is brighter, and our burgundy is a deeper red than before. Organic yield is also improved over last year, due to plant breeding improvements. Now is the time to contract for organic … Continued

October 2015 Sorghum Report

2015 Crop Report 2015 is shaping up to be an outstanding crop. Due to weather conditions, which were better than previous years, 2016 grain quality will be terrific. Both quality and yield improved this year from past years. There was an increased number of acres planted of our IP food grade sorghum under our Food … Continued

April 2016 Sorghum Report

GMO Labeling Update Five major food companies have declared their intentions to clearly label GMO ingredients on food packages. Campbell Soup was the first to do so on January 7, 2016 and has since been joined by Kellogg, Mars, General Mills, and most recently ConAgra, who stated that they “believe consumers should be informed as to what’s … Continued

March 2016 Sorghum Report

FIRST LOOK: High Amylopectin Sorghum The waxy is exhibiting great sheeting potential in chips and crackers. Early feedback is finding a lower gelatinization temperature and a light/airy texture in extrusion and sheeting. When used for gluten free breads, next day texture is the best we’ve seen in GF bread. Also noticed, is an improvement in freeze thaw stability and cell structure. WE … Continued

NLM in Kansas Living Magazine

Kansas Life Magazine recently stopped by Nu Life Market as part of their Farm Food Tour. Here’s and excerpt from page 29: La’Shonda Woodard talks with Allison Gouldie, research and development, at the Nu Life Market kitchen in Scott City. Nu Life processes and markets flours, grain products, and sunflower spreads for those with food allergies or sensitivities. Earl … Continued

Nu Life Market LLC Receives 2014 Best of Scott City Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nu Life Market LLC Receives 2014 Best of Scott City Award Scott City Award Program Honors the Achievement SCOTT CITY June 10, 2014 — Nu Life Market LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Scott City Award in the Grocery Stores category by the Scott City Award Program. Each year, … Continued

Study Finds That Sorghum Bran Has More Antioxidants Than Blueberries, Pomegranates

A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates.  Researchers measure polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in… click here. (article by Kirk McAlpin)

Novel Food and Non-Food Uses for Sorghum and Millets

Sorghum and millets have considerable potential in foods and beverages.  As they are gluten-free they are suitable for coeliacs.  Sorghum is also a potentially important source of nutraceuticals such as antioxidant phenolics and cholesterol-lowering waxes.  Cakes, cookies, pasta, a parboiled rice-like product and snack foods have been successfully produced from… click here. (article by John R.N. Taylor, … Continued

Chemopreventive Potential of Sorghum With Different Phenolic Profiles

Epidemiological evidence has correlated consumption of sorghum with reduced incidences of gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer, especially esophageal cancer.  There is little evidence on how phenols of sorghum may affect chemoprevention.  Seventeen sorghum varieties were screened for… click here. (article by Liyi Yang)

Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Select Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor) Brans

The bran fractions of certain varieties of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) grain are rich sources of phytochemicals and antioxidants.  In this article, the anti-inflammatory actions of extracts of select sorghum brans were evaluated in two experimental inflammatory systems… click here. (article by Amy Burdette, Pamela L. Garner, Eugene P. Mayer, James L. Hargrove, Diane K. Hartle, and Phillip … Continued