The Grains and Oilseeds business comprises Avena Nordic Grain and its subsidiaries. Avena Nordic Grain Oy is Finland’s leading trader in grains, oilseeds and animal feedstuffs, and manufacturer and supplier of vegetable oils and expeller.
Avena’s oil milling plant in Kirkkonummi makes high-quality vegetable oils and expeller meals from rapeseed. The production process is based on a minimal processing method that uses 99.9 per cent of the rapeseed. Through gentle heating, all of the valuable components – such as antioxidants, sterols and vitamins – are extracted more effectively than in cold pressing.
Only a fraction of the health benefits of rapeseed have been tapped into. The same applies to its growth potential. Avena’s research and development operations focus on creating new products that are rich in antioxidants and protein.
In addition to the Neito oil for consumers, Avena also mills purely and using natural methods Mildola vegetable oils for professionals and for industrial use, as well as Öpex rapeseed expeller.