b vitamins & Brewers spent grains

Brewers spent grain, the main by-product from the brewing industry, is known to be high in biologically active components, mineral compounds (P, Ca, Mg, K), B vitamins, fibre, and protein, all of which are helpful to the human body. As a result, biological active chemicals derived from brewers' leftover grain might be recommended for use in the food business, either to fortify food with helpful components or to broaden the product range. (Șaitan, Reșitca and Ghendov-Moșanu, 2021) BiaSol's Super Milled Grains can be added to porridge, smoothies etc to boost the nutritional content for consumers or BiaSol's wholesale products can be used to fortify other products already on the market eg: breads, pasta and snacks.

B vitamins are important micronutrients for metabolic and regulatory activities that are essential for good health. They work as cofactors for enzymes that perform vital functions like energy metabolism, DNA and protein synthesis, and other fundamental functions. B vitamins are necessary for all cellular life forms such as humans and bacteria. Humans are unable to manufacture most B vitamins and must rely on their diet to obtain these critical micronutrients. (Peterson et al., 2020)

Vitamins such as folic acid, niacin, biotin, thiamine, choline, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and pyridoxine are prevalent in BSG. These vitamins help in the process where your body obtains or produces energy from the food you eat. They also aid in the formation of red blood cells. B vitamins are found in proteins like fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. B vitamins can also be found in leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas. (Ikram et al., 2017)

1. Șaitan, O., Reșitca, V. and Ghendov-Moșanu, A. (2021). Use of brewers’ spent grain in food production. repository.utm.md. [online] Available at: http://repository.utm.md/handle/5014/17736 [Accessed 19 Apr. 2022].

2.Peterson, C.T., Rodionov, D.A., Osterman, A.L. and Peterson, S.N. (2020). B Vitamins and Their Role in Immune Regulation and Cancer. Nutrients, [online] 12(11). Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7693142/.

3. Ikram, S., Huang, L., Zhang, H., Wang, J. and Yin, M. (2017). Composition and Nutrient Value Proposition of Brewers Spent Grain. Journal of Food Science, [online] 82(10), pp.2232–2242. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28833108.

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