Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) of Muscatine, lowa, and ENRECO, Inc. of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., are joining forces to expand market opportunities for nutritional flaxseed ingredients. The two companies will jointly promote Sterling Choice Traditional Grind and Smooth Grind milled brown and golden flaxseed ingredients for specific bakery and other food categories.

According to the two companies, the demand for flaxseed has grown in tandem with burgeoning consumer demands for Omega-3s, pre-biotic dietary fiber, antioxidants and low-glycemic and gluten-free foods.

"This collaboration will make it easier for customers to access all of the diverse health benefits of flaxseed, especially its high Omega-3 fatty acid content," says Brian Tompoles, GPC vice president of sales.

"This is a good move for us and for our customers," adds Sean Moriarty, ENRECO president. "ENRECO's collaboration with GPC significantly expands our market presence and customer service capabilities.”

Sterling Choice flaxseed is made using proprietary milling and stabilization techniques to guarantee a minimum 24-month ingredient shelf life. Grain Processing Corp. will contribute its expertise in food product applications and technical support to this premium flaxseed ingredient line.