Barley Starch is made of pure Finnish non-GMO barley grown in the clean Nordic environment. Sustainable barley grain sourcing with full traceability back to harvesting farms ensures utmost quality. Specialized contract farmers ensure environmentally controlled growing conditions. Barley is grown near the production minimizing need for transportation & environmental impact. In Finland farm sizes are small & there is no need for irrigation.
For guaranteed high quality & reliable products, customized barley varieties have been developed in co-operation with the plant research organizations. These varieties are used for producing Altia Barley Starch from arctic pure nature. The entire barley production chain is controlled. Food hygiene, ethical and environmental viewpoints are taken into consideration in farming and processing of barley.
Barley Starch is a native, non-modified starch containing neither preservatives nor additives which means clean label with no e-code. Gluten-free product has already been launched and there are prospects also for an organic version. Barley Starch is pure starch in its native form.
Our barley starch has been inspected and evaluated with Oiva system. Oiva is a system that communicates the results of food control to consumers. Inspection results are published online as Oiva reports, which indicate the level of the company’s food safety by means of smileys. Read more about Oiva reports here and check out our Oiva-report online.
Barley Starch is a novel & unique ingredient for brewing, beverage, food industry as well as for non-food industrial applications. Largest of non-food are paper & board producers.