Blue Prairie Brands, Inc., a Scottsbluff, Neb.-based developer of functional foods and ingredients for consumer health, completed a $6m Series A funding round.
The round was led by S2G Ventures with co-investments from Middleland Capital, DSM Venturing B.V., Invest Nebraska, and a strategic venture fund.
The company intends to use the funds to support pilot product launches and continued production capacity expansion.
Led by David Woodburn, CEO, Blue Prairie Brands offers a sweet flour made from chicory roots grown in Western Nebraska. Chicory is the primary commercial source of inulin fiber. Blue Prairie Brands’ proprietary chicory flour is an ingredient that offers potential for replacing starch and added sugars in existing food products.