Flour milling company Ardent Mills opens new research center

By Adi Menayang

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Photo courtesy Ardent Mills
Photo courtesy Ardent Mills
The Colorado-based company’s innovation center will host research in wheat quality and include a culinary test kitchen and chef demonstration area.

The facility, which was completed in May, is located in Ardent Mills​’ headquarters, smack-dab in Denver’s walkable downtown, increasing the company’s visibility.

It features “lab-sized flour mills, a wheat quality and bake lab, culinary test kitchen and chef’s demonstration area,”​ the company said in a press release.  

Here’s a list of some of the facility’s features:

  • Flour Research Room:​ Packed with small-scale milling equipment used for milling flour from a variety of hard and soft wheat.
  • R&D Applications Lab:​ A place where Ardent Mills will work side-by–side with customers to “help turn inspiration into innovation in the commercial product development realm.”
  • Analytical Lab:​ A facility to conduct wet chemistry and dough rheology testing.
  • Bake Lab: ​An area to experiment with the baking process using refined and whole wheat flours to create a variety of breads.
  • Culinary Center:​ An area to create new ingredient applications

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