ModCarb® is a breakthrough
for ready-to-mix
beverage formulations

The unique,
matrix of ModCarb®
delivers nutrition-rich
complex carbohydrates

ModCarb® is expertly
designed to contain muscle
and energy sustaining amounts
of essential macronutrients

ModCarb® Makes Any Beverage Better

An all-grain complex-carbohydrate food, ModCarb® is a breakthrough in energy and strength nutrition and supplementation. Created with six organic, healthy grains — oats, amaranth, buckwheat, chia, millet and quinoa — ModCarb® provides a real advantage for athletes in training, dieters who want to avoid sudden cravings, or for anyone who experiences energy dips during their typical daily routine.

ModCarb® Benefits

Beverage Experience

Upgrade Your Beverage Experience

ModCarb® is a great way to improve the taste and feel of your beverage formulation. The inclusion of only one or two grams of ModCarb® per serving will deliver a smooth, creamy texture and clean-label appeal to ready-to-mix (RTM) and ready-to-drink (RTD) active nutrition beverages, like protein powders, smoothies, and more. ModCarb® is also well-suited for use in energy chews and bars, breakfast beverages, and meal replacements.

Balanced Macros

Balanced Macros

ModCarb® contains muscle and energy sustaining essential macronutrients — carbohydrates, proteins, fats and lean muscle-building electrolytes. ModCarb® is available as Organic, Conventional (N841), and Gluten Free (N841.1).

Slow-burn Energy

Slow-burn Energy

The unique grain matrix of ModCarb® delivers nutrition-rich complex carbohydrates ensuring measured absorption and utilization by the body. As a result, ModCarb® can help to modulate glucose absorption in order to extend performance and prevent a subsequent "sugar crash."

The Beverage-Ready Grains Process

The Beverage-Ready Grains Family of products utilizes a mechanical (non-enzymatic) process to liberate the digestible, highly soluble matrix of nutrients locked behind the tough cell wall of grains and seeds. This USDA-developed technology shatters the cell wall to release beta-glucans that would otherwise uselessly pass through the digestive tract.

This manufacturing process presents formulators with free-flowing hydrocolloid-like material that is linearly viscous. The more you add, the creamier it gets! The end result is an ingredient that will elevate your product formulation with exceptional texture with minimal impact to flavor.

The Science Behind Beverage-Ready Grains

In the late 1990s, the USDA set out to improve the formulation capabilities and uses of grain brans — in particular, oat bran and barley bran. Dr. George Inglett, an ARS Hall of Fame scientist at the USDA, led the effort to make the healthy benefits of oats easier to in­corporate into the typical diet. His efforts resulted in the development of a thermo-mechanical processing technique that disrupts the endosperm of oats, freeing the soluble fiber (beta-glucans) and transforming the in-going oat bran into a highly functional, linearly viscous hydrocolloid material.
Acting as a suspension agent, the resulting oat bran yields a healthy “gum” or suspension agent, contributing a creamy mouth feel and texturizing properties to ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink beverages, and can be used as a fat replacer in cooking and baking applications. Today, FutureCeuticals uses the Beverage-Ready Grains process to create functional, all natural grain ingredients for beverages.

Oat ban cells, with tough outer cell wall intact, before the Trim™ process (100xmagnification).
Oat ban cells, with tough outer cell wall intact,
before the Trim™ process (100xmagnification).
Beta-glucans and starches that have beenliberated from within the oat ban cell via the Trim™ processing technique (4000x magnification).
Beta-glucans and starches that have been
liberated from within the oat ban cell via the Trim™
processing technique (4000x magnification).
Dr. George Inglett pioneered the Trim™ process.Photo by Keith Weller / USDA
Dr. George Inglett pioneered the Trim™ process.
Photo by Keith Weller / USDA

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About FutureCeuticals

It starts with nature. At FutureCeuticals, we believe nature holds the keys to optimal nutrition, performance, and wellbeing. With 160 years of agricultural experience and over 20 years of food science credibility, our heritage empowers us to cultivate nature and apply scientific rigor to develop innovative plant-based solutions. We create premium fruit, vegetable, herb, and grain-based specialty ingredients that deliver clean label transparency and evidence-based claims.

Our vision is to unlock the scientific power of plants to help people thrive. We help our customers champion the plant-based movement with innovative and wholesome ingredient solutions that nourish the mind and body.