The U.S. Department of Health recommends that whole grains make up half of your total intake of grains, but have found “average intakes of whole grains are far below recommended levels across all age-sex groups, and average intakes of refined grains are well above recommended limits for most age-sex groups.” That means instead of noshing on oatmeal, whole-grain pasta, and brown rice, Americans are devouring white bread, bagels, and pizza crust with a lot more gusto. Among Friends is hoping to help shift the paradigm with its whole grain mixes and flours that are easy to bake and offer some of the nutrients you need as part of a healthy diet.
The History of Among Friends
Among Friends was started by Suzie Miller and Lizann Anderson, who first got their idea to develop baking mixes over coffee. Both women knew most baking mixes didn’t have the same flavor as made-from-scratch recipes and vowed to make things different. The resulting popular line makes it extra easy to create tasty confections on days when you have less time to spare.
Among Friends Company Mission
Committed to whole grains from the start, Among Friends wants you to eat more whole grains and fiber (and enjoy it, too!). Whole grains contain the entire grain seed, including nutrients that are often lost during processing. To this end, the brand sources quality whole grains for all its mixes, passing the nutrition on to you and your family in the process.
Benefits of Among Friends
Once you start incorporating whole grains into your baking, you may never go back! Here are a few benefits of whole grain flours and baking mixes:
- A source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients
- May help keep you full longer
- May help support healthy blood sugar
- Made with the bran, germ, and endosperm, locking in more nutrition
Top Among Friends Products
Stock your pantry or baking drawer with our most-loved Among Friends products.
Organic Regenerative Whole Wheat Flour
The entire wheat kernel is used to make Among Friends’ whole wheat flour. That means the germ, bran, and endosperm all make an appearance (and add a boost of fiber).
Organic Regenerative Cane Sugar
This sweet ingredient is made from unrefined sugar sourced from freshly squeezed, regeneratively farmed cane juice. It’s so fresh, the cane juice evaporates and crystalizes the same day it’s harvested!
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