Barley is used to make beer, but only the sugars, or starches, are used in the process. What comes out of the process of beer-brewing, after the starches are gone, is what is called spent grain. Historically, spent grain was viewed and treated as ‘leftovers,’ and either fed to livestock, or sent to landfills.
But the miraculous thing about spent grain is that, with the starches cooked out and used up, the ‘leftovers’ are actually concentrated protein and fiber (aka pure nourishment!). In other words, spent grain is totally upcycle-able, ready for Take-Two’ing, and ready for a second life! And once the spent grain is upcycled, the protein and fiber is totally delicious.
It’s this barley protein -- which we’ve lovingly nicknamed ‘golden protein’, for its rich, golden color -- we use to make Take Two Barleymilk.
Take Two Barleymilk is the first plant-based milk to utilize an upcycled ingredient, and we are excited to be Upcycled Certified by the Upcycled Food Association in partnership with Where Food Comes From.