We offer a range of soluble beverages based on such ingredients as:
- cereals (barley, spelt, rye, barley malt)
- roots (chicory, dandelion, Jerusalem artichokes)
- fruits and other plant extracts (rose hip, common fig, hibiscus, apple)
Our products offer:
- a healthy, non-caffeine alternative to coffee
- a coffee substitute in the food industry
The most important benefits of grain and chicory beverages are:
- natural ingredients
- caffeine free
- gluten free (for selected products – learn more)
- source of fibre
- mild taste
- they are perfectly suitable for the whole family, including children
- they are frequently chosen by pregnant and nursing mothers
- easy to prepare
IngredientsIn Europe, the practice of roasting and preparing chicory root beverages began as early as the 16th century. The brew made from roasted cereals and chicory was strongly believed to have a positive effect on human health. The tradition of drinking such beverages is still alive today. However, it has acquired a modern form as nowadays the drinks are prepared from soluble powder.
CEREALSform the basis of a healthy diet and provide fibre as well as vegetable protein and carbohydrates. The ingredients undergo the process of roasting, which brings out their coffee-like taste and aroma.
ROOTSdo not only add a characteristic, coffee-like flavour, which is released while the roots are being roasted, but they are also a rich source of many additional substances. Chicory and , Jerusalem artichokes are sources of inulin, a prebiotic that has been scientifically proven to have positive effects on the digestive system.
DRIED FRUITS AND PLANT EXTRACTSwe strive to preserve the flavours and natural qualities of fruits and flowers, and to make them easy to prepare in the form of soluble powder.
COFFEEmost often, we combine coffee with chicory or cereal blends to get beverages with a softer flavour and aroma and lower caffeine content.
In the production process of soluble cereal beverages (from barley, rye) gluten does not enter the finished product, due to the so-called extraction process.
During this process water penetrates the roasted ingredients (roasted cereals) producing a liquid essence which is later subjected to a drying process. The result of this process is a soluble powder or granules.
Gluten is not soluble in water, and is therefore not extracted and does not enter the finished product but is disposed of along with the rest of the post extraction waste.
Grana gluten free products are regularly tested by an accredited laboratory.
All products labelled ‘gluten-free’ comply with the standards for gluten-free foodstuffs established and enforced by the European Union and the World Health Organization, i.e.:
in the case of processed products the permissible gluten level for a product to be labelled ‘gluten-free’ is less than 20mg/kg.