Innovative Ingredients Changing the Way Produce is Grown

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Fresh! That's the name of the game these days when it comes to produce and one company in Gainesville is using innovative ways to grow theirs. Innovative ingredients is a new company in Gainesville that hopes to change the way we eat produce.

Currently, the company is producing microgreens and mushrooms. What sets them apart is that they grow all of their products indoors. All of their microgreens are harvested and delivered on the same day, which allows them to contain a higher concentration of nutrients, along with less bitterness & more tenderness.

The microgreens are grown between a week and two weeks and are harvested above the ground, which means they don't have any seeds that may have harmful bacterias.

In the coming months, innovative ingredients is hoping to begin processing acorns for consumption, which are plentiful here in Gainesville. They have been developing a process over the last 7 years to make flour out of the acorns.

Innovative Ingredients is currently partnered with multiple restaurants in town to provide them with produce but is currently in the process of beginning to provide weekly home deliveries.

You can find innovative ingredients every Wednesday at the Union Street Farmers Market at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville and at Ward’s Supermarket.