Arcadia Biosciences buys food ingredients firm to advance hybrid cereals | 2021-04-21

Davis-based Arcadia Biosciences purchased the assets of Agrasys S.A., a Barcelona, Spain-based food ingredients company that developed tritordeum, a nutritious cross between durum wheat and wild barley. The proprietary hybrid cereal crop is high in fiber, protein and lutein, and can be used in bread, crackers, pasta and beer. Lutein is a carotenoid with anti-inflammatory properties that is known to improve or even prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness and vision impairment, Arcadia said. “Not only do we see further growth for tritordeum in Europe, we believe that there is untapped potential for the product in North

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