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Arcadia Biosciences to Launch Reduced Gluten Wheat in late 2018

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

These days the human beings are health conscious. The agriculture scientist and the food scientists are working on the products to see the reduced gluten or gluten free wheat.  This reduced gluten wheat  shall be digestive, and good for the diabetic people or the kidney disorders. Then wheat can be used for the pasta also.

Arcadia’s reduced gluten wheat was developed through research funded in part by the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders Institute. Arcadia Biosciences also is studying ways to reduced allergenic gluten levels in pasta wheat.


A growing number of consumers are making a conscious effort to reduce gluten in their diets, even if they haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease,” said Raj Ketkar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcadia Biosciences. “So we developed reduced gluten GoodWheat to give those consumers more choices to continue enjoying the healthy wheat-based foods they love. These proprietary wheat varieties, developed using advanced screening and plant breeding techniques, also give food processors an opportunity to differentiate their brands and create unique brand extensions.”

The wheat with reduced gluten joins the company’s GoodWheat portfolio of branded ingredients. GoodWheat branded bread wheat flour with the reduced gluten wheat should be available to test milling and baking ability in late 2018 with a projected launch for pre-commercial activities about a year later.

While Beyond Celiac, Ambler, Pa., a non-profit organization that seeks to drive diagnosis and advance research on celiac disease, estimates about 1 percent  of the U.S. population suffers from celiac disease and must avoid gluten, a larger number of people who choose to eat gluten-free products do not have gluten-related medical conditions. Beyond Celiac estimates about six times more Americans have “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” than Americans who have celiac disease.

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