Our Company

Avena’s Commitment as a Leading Food Ingredient Company and Ingredient Manufacturer

Partnering for safe, healthy diets and a sustainable world

Avena, a premier food ingredient company, stands at the forefront of supplying safe and sustainable ingredient solutions for healthy diets. As a specialty miller, we provide food, beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers with sustainably grown and milled purity protocol oat and functional gluten-free pulse ingredients.

Avena builds partnerships with farmers and manufacturers to offer consumers products that contain sustainably grown, specialty milled, high quality, safe and nutritious pulse and oat ingredients.

oats and peas on wooden spoon from ingredient supplier

Establishing Quality and Traceability in Food Ingredient Processing

Our Process

Avena’s dedication as a food ingredient company extends beyond mere supply. We prioritize the health and safety of consumers, ensuring that every ingredient we produce adheres to the highest standards of quality with full traceability right back to the farm. Our comprehensive approach as an ingredient manufacturer involves meticulous processes and stringent quality checks, guaranteeing the best for our customers and the planet. View our facility certifications and association memberships.

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Our Roots

Meeting Market Demand

Avena was established in 2008 by a group of pedigreed seed growers in Saskatchewan, Canada. These farmers understood the dietary challenges faced by individuals with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergies. They established Avena Purity Protocol, the gold standard for producing pure, gluten-free oats: Start Safe, Stay Safe.

In January 2018, Avena Foods Limited merged with Best Cooking Pulses Inc. (BCP), a family-owned Canadian agri-foods milling company that had been active in the international pulse trade since 1936.

Avena Foods and BCP are anchored in strong relationships with farmers and customers, and operate exemplary FSQM (food safety, quality management) systems.

Avena Best Cooking Pulses provide purity protocol ingredients

Legacy of Best Cooking Pulses

Best Cooking Pulses Inc. was a family-owned Canadian agri-foods milling company that was active in the international pulse trade since 1936.

As a pioneer in the pulse industry, BCP was known for developing innovative, value-added pulse ingredients. Avena continues this tradition.


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Best Cooking Pulses

Our Facilities

Avena has three locations on the Canadian Prairies – the world’s largest growing region for both oats and pulses.

Avena’s ingredient milling facilities operate under exemplary Food Safety Quality Management (FSQM) systems. All ingredient facilities are GFSI-certified (<10ppm).

Avena Portage Facility

Avena Best Pulse Flour and Fiber Mill – Portage la Prairie, MB

Best Ingredients Products: Pulse Flours, Grit, Cracked Pulses, Oat Hull Fiber, Pea Hull Fibers and Functional Pulse Ingredients

Companion Ingredients Products: Flours and Fibers

Avena Regina Facility

Avena Purity Protocol Gluten-Free Certified Processing Facility – Regina, SK

Products: Oat Ingredients

Avena Rowatt Facility

Avena Best Cooking Pulses and Avena Purity Protocol Gluten-Free Certified Cleaning and Processing Plants – Rowatt, SK

Products: Green and Yellow Split Peas, Whole Peas, Chickpeas and Lentils

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