India expansion for Axiom

13 Oct 2016

Axiom Foods, said to be the largest maker of plant proteins in the U.S., is now expanding into India to produce hexane- and ethanol-free natural rice bran oil and a variety of stabilised rice bran ingredients.

India expansion for Axiom

Axiom Foods, said to be the largest maker of plant proteins in the U.S. with operations throughout the world, is now expanding into India to produce hexane- and ethanol-free natural rice bran oil and a variety of stabilised rice bran ingredients. Axiom is known for developing a chemical-free enzymatic fractioning process of brown rice and mechanically fractioned pea protein, which were recently awarded with FDA GRAS approval and are, the company says, featured in 1000s of food products. In India, Axiom says it has identified specific varietals of rice conducive to the production of rice bran and rice bran oil using wholly cold-pressed mechanical manufacturing; a process which it says sets Axiom Foods apart from the competition who use hexane and ethanol for their extraction processes. The product cost will be approximately 25% less than anything on the market, according to the company.

Stabilised rice bran oil is said to be a rich source of fat that includes a mélange of B vitamins, phosphorus and also contains gamma Oryzanol.

According to Global Market Insights, the global rice bran oil market size was estimated at over 1.2 million tons in 2015. The global edible oil market size was estimated at more than 165 million tons in 2015. The Indian rice bran oil market size by the end of 2016 is forecasted to be over USD 600 million.

"Our natural process will offer the food and equine feed industries not only a chemical-free and nutrient-rich product, but at a cost savings of at least 25% less than what the competition is able to offer," said David Janow, CEO of Axiom Foods. "We have identified a varietal of Indian rice as having the highest yield of oil and nutrients; and the massive source meets our strict quality testing requirements. Building this facility is a sustainable expansion, as it eradicates having to ship rice across the world for processing. Commercial quantities will be reached within 6 months and following we will also fraction protein from the bran layer." Janow continued: "With the addition of these products and facility, Axiom Foods will help lead the rice bran ingredient industry. We are proud to be able to offer these superlative natural ingredients at an affordable cost; we're on a mission to change the face of the global food ingredient market."