Unicorn Grain Launches New Product Development: BiTex Tenderness


18 May 2017 --- Unicorn Grain Specialties B.V., based in Weert the Netherlands, have announced its latest innovative addition to its BiTex functional flour range: BiTex Tenderness. This newest addition is useable for bread and brings improved texture (freshness), shelf life and is also very cost effective. 

Unicorn Grain is a leading specialist in the processing of grains, seeds and pulses into various applications in the fields food production, eco-organic, health food and traditional food markets. Unicorn has its own ‘Texture Map’ where they mapped out all the different texture descriptors allowing them to identify and create successful texture profiles. With their existing BiTex range they are able to customize texture based on natural ingredients.  

Click to EnlargeThe new BiTex Tenderness improves the softness of your bread up to 15% and does not interfere with the bread volume.  Furthermore is the use of BiTex Tenderness cost efficient while it improves the water absorption. And last but not least: it is clean label: no E-numbers and non GMO. 

FoodIngredientsFirst recently caught up with Unicorn’s commercial director René Coenen who said: “We see trends in the market such as natural, clean label, health & wellness, protein fortification, and of course the rising demand for protein enriched foods like snacks for example.” 

“We have a BiTex production line here that is based on the protein enriched process, and we are currently working on a wider program of heat treated pulse flour,” he adds. The BiTex line is relatively new, with Unicorn starting to use the trademark name for its functional flour at the beginning of 2017. 

You can read the full interview here.

by Elizabeth Green

Unicorn Grain Specialties B.V.


At Unicorn, young and experienced staff work cooperatively in the chain creating healthy ingredients for various applications. We feed more than 150 million people worldwide; in doing so, Unicorn contributes to producing sustainable and healthy food. For more than 100 years we have been working passionately at creating ingredients for the Food-, Feed- and Petfood industry.

When it comes to the functional application of grains, seeds and legumes, Unicorn is a specialist in many different fields. We are experts on two fields in particular – if we do say so ourselves – these being texture and nutritional value.

We have developed a language comprised of terms that accurately describe the effect that texture has on food experience. Using this texture language, you will instantly understand what a new or existing product does and recognize its added value. Understanding texture means speaking and thinking in texture.

Unicorn has carried out nutritional studies for its customers for many years that exactly describe the effect of the nutritional value of its products. This experience and know-how enables you to immediately understand what a new product does, and its added value is instantly clear. Understanding food means thinking and talking in terms of nutrition.

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