Puffed Ancient Grains

Puffed Ancient Grains

(Puffed Grains, Grain Puffs or Popped Grain)

Puffed grains are popular additions to breakfast cereals, muesli bars, rice cakes, yoghurt toppings, baking and confectionary.

In basic terms, puffed grain are processed in a similar way to popcorn, the grain is heated until it expands.  More technically, the process requires high pressure and heat, and the expansion takes place when moisture in the grain warms up to a point where it flashes, “popping” the grain or seed, increasing its size and giving it a porous and roasted grain appearance.

Puffed ancient grains, especially Quinoa, have an impressive nutrient profile, with high protein, vitamin B, fiber and mineral content, which are not lost through the puffing process, making these grains an easy way to incorporate these nutritional qualities into many different food products.

TradeLink sources their ancient grains direct from South America and use a South American or European based factory to process the puffed grains, depending on the specification and quality certifications required by the customer.

Puffed Grains available:

  • Puffed Brown Rice
  • Puffet Millet
  • Puffed Amaranth
  • Puffed Brown Rice
  • Puffed Buckwheat
  • Puffed Corn
  • Puffed Gluten Free Mix
  • Puffed Millet
  • Puffed Quinoa
  • Puffed Red Quinoa
  • Honey Coated Puffed Grains

White Popped Quinoa

White Popped Quinoa

Red Popped Quinoa

Red Popped Quinoa

Extruded Quinoa

Extruded Quinoa

Certifications & Documentation







Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Puffed Grains

This information depends on the specific grain.

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.

Packaging & Shipping

Puffed Ancient Grain Shipping Instructions

Risks: Puffed ancient grain has a high risk of damage from humidity during shipping.

Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 5 to 10kg / 11 to 22lbs

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container:

  • 2 to 4 metric tonnes (palletised) in 20ft container, depending on the product.

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Sample Product Specifications

TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications.  Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.

Specifications for Puffed Quinoa

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