Assisted germination in the cleanest environment achievable today.
The new plant that Molino Quaglia has built a short distance from the main milling facility, houses some complex equipment for the germination of cereals, pseudocereals and pulses that makes use of a patented industrial process held on an exclusive basis in Europe.
The main new feature of this industrial process is the simultaneous presence of two different processes: germination , and fermentation , which protects the grains from attack by pathogenic germs.
What is really new about Molino Quaglia's germinated products, is their ability to retain the maximum possible concentration of bioavailable minerals and vitamins (iron, zinc and calcium) thanks to a final thermal stabilisation process that blocks germination when the changes in seeds are at their highest, allowing them to be preserved without the risk of rancidity phenomena.
Sprouted cereals and pulses are an example of nature's extraordinary ability to produce energy, an ability that can be enjoyed by every consumer to have access to low price foods, rich in nutritional principles such as vitamins, enzymes and oligoelements, easily absorbed during digestion.
Sprouted Petraviva Bricks™ are a line of products which is a brand new concept, unique in Europe. They include cereals, pseudocereals and pulses, whole or pulverized, with characteristics of digestibility and nutritional values previously unimaginable in ingredients created by an industrial process with the highest food safety levels achievable today.
What is really new about PetraViva® germinated products is their ability to retain the maximum concentration possible of bioavailable minerals and vitamins (iron, zinc and calcium) thanks to a final thermal stabilisation process that blocks germination when the changes in seeds are at their highest, allowing them to be preserved without the risk of rancidity phenomena.
Sprouted cereals and pulses are an example of nature's extraordinary ability to produce energy, an ability that can be enjoyed by every consumer to have access to low price food rich in nutritional principles, such as vitamins, enzymes and oligoelements, easily absorbed during digestion (higher bioavailability). Indeed, it is during the transformation of the substances stored in every seed that the numerous complex biochemical transformations occur, which give the sprout its abundance of substances: it becomes a real bomb of nourishing principles, which are more easily digested and assimilated by the organism; and this is why sprouted cereals and pulses are much easier to digest than the original seeds.
Sprouted cereals and pseudocereals
It has been demonstrated that the assisted sprouting process improves the nutritional and functional properties and flavour of cereals and pseudocereals, which persist even after stabilization with warm air and grinding into powder, if any .
Tests carried out while fine tuning the process showed higher availability of vitamins (e.g. folic acid), dialyzable minerals (e.g. calcium and iron) and dietary fibre. At the same time, the germination brings a sweeter and more delicate flavour still noticeable even after baking. A further strong point of sprouted cereals and pseudocereals is the consequent increase in the presence of natural enzymes, such as amylase and protease. These enzymes give the Bricks of sprouted cereals Petraviva™ the ability to naturally boost phenomena of dough maturation and increase in volume.
Pulses (like peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils) contain indigestible carbohydrates which encourage the formation of gas during digestion; in addition, the presence of antinutrient substances (e.g. phytic acid) reduces the bioavailability of numerous micronutrients (e.g. calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and niacin). Lower bioavailability means that most of the micronutrients are not absorbed by the intestine during digestion, with a consequent waste of most of the vital energy contained in the pulses. In addition, the strong taste of pulses limits their use in basic food products such as bread, pasta, cakes and pizza.
Sprouted Petraviva Bricks™ have finally resolved these problems and give pulses back the highly important role that the Mediterranean diet accords them in the daily diet.
Thanks to the assisted germination process, the noble content of vegetable protein, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins (e.g. the B Group including folic acid, thiamine and niacin) and minerals (e.g. iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc) mostly become bioavailable, without the annoying effects of flatulence and with a more delicate favour that does not overpower that of the other ingredients.