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December 20, 2019

NEW Agrana Stärke Products Are Now Non-GMO Project Certified!

We're pleased to announce that the Non-GMO Project has verified even more products from Agrana's organic product line!  New additions are:

  • AGENAFIBER Organic Potato Fiber 19.050
  • BIO-VITAL Organic vital Wheat Gluten 22.575
  • WEIZITA Organic wheat starch 22.050

These products join the ranks of our organic products that have been verfied previously.

  • AGENABON 20.131 glucose syrup
  • AGENABON  20.132 organic high maltose syrup
  • AGENABON 20.133  Organic Glucose And Invert Sugar Syrup (F30)
  • AGENABON 20.236 Organic Glucose Syrup Solids (DE29)
  • AGENABON 20.237 Organic Glucose Syrup Solids (DE97)
  • AGENAMALT 20.233 Organic Maltodextrin (DE6)
  • AGENAMALT 20.234 Organic Maltodextrin (DE10)
  • AGENAMALT 20.235 Organic Maltodextrin (DE19)
  • DEXTRODYN 20.250 Organic Dextrose Monohydrate
  • MAISITA 21.050 Organic Corn Starch
  • MAISITA 21.057 Organic Waxy Maize Starch
  • STARKINA 20.001 Organic Potato Starch
  • STARKINA 20.002 Organic  Low-Moisture Potato Starch
  • QUEMINA 21.204 Organic Pre-gelatinized Corn Starch
  • QUEMINA 21.205 Organic Pre-gelatinized Potato Starch
  • AGENOVUM 22.571 Organic Egg Substitute
  • Organic Whole Milk Powder
  • Organic Non-fat Milk Powder
  • Organic Sweet Whey Powder
  • Organic Buttermilk Powder

If you’ve been looking for ingredients for your Non-GMO Project verified project, we’ve got you covered!

Contact your sales representative today-

November 1st, 2018

Introducing Organic Potato Fiber

Introducing our latest offering, AGENAFIBER organic potato fiber!

We will have samples in January let us know if you'd like us to reserve some for you.  Full production will begin in Q1 of 2019.

-Insoluble dietary fiber
-Composed of 100% potato
-Neutral in aroma and flavor
-Effective bulking/thickening agent

Suggested applications include:
• baked goods
• cereals
• bars
• soups and sauces
• tortillas and wraps
• pasta and pizza
• processed meats
and many more!

more information here

February 26th, 2018

Introducing Type BF and Fond, Our latest organic yeast extracts!


-Savory beef and chicken flavor profiles


-Kosher and Halal

-Source of essential amino acids

-Organic and Non-GMO

-Use in broths, seasonings, sauces, meat substitutes and more

-Available in powder and paste forms


View BF Spec

View Fond Spec

Contact us with any questions, document needs, or sample requests.

Visit us at the Southern California IFT - Anaheim, CA March 7 – Table 1634

ExpoWest/Engredea 2018 - Anaheim, CA March 9-11 - Booth 3652

September 22nd, 2017

Organic Protein Powders are Here! Come see us at Supply Side West in Las Vegas 9/27-28

Marroquin Organic International is now offering a variety of  organic protein powders!

We are attending Supply Side West in Las Vegas September 27 & 28, Come by our booth (#E125) to learn more about these proteins and the rest of our organic and Non-GMO product offerings.

Our featured proteins include:

Organic flax protein
Organic psyllium protein
Organic sesame protein
Organic sunflower protein
Organic pumpkin protein
Organic egg protein concentrate (egg whites)
Organic instant egg protein concentrate (egg whites)
Organic vital wheat gluten


These proteins are also:

Organic and Non-GMO
Great for use in meal replacement shakes, baked goods and mixes, Protein shakes and bars, supplements, and more!

Contact your MOI sales representative today for samples and details.

September 12th, 2017

Organic Sunflower Lecithin is here!

We're excited to announce that Marroquin Organic International is offering Organic Sunflower Lecithin!

- Excellent emulsifier
- Solvent-free extraction
- Organic and non-GMO
- High levels of beneficial fatty acids
- Use in chocolate, baked goods, creams, sauces, ice cream, salad dressings and many more applications
- Suitable for a vegan or vegetarian diet
View specifications here.

Samples are also available on request - contact your sales rep for more information today!

May 31st, 2017

Waxy Maize, stability in uncertain times

Our organic waxy maize starches enhance stability, consistency and structure.
Quemina Pre-gelatinized waxy maize starch
- No heat required
- Excellent thickeningAgenajel Stabilized waxy maize starch
- Improves structure
- Provides consistency
- Smooth texture
- ThickeningMaisita Waxy maize starch
- High viscosity
- High freeze/thaw stability
- Versatile application
Our waxy maize supply is reliable, starches are in production and can be in stock in a short time.
Samples available now, contact your sales representative for more information today!

April 5th, 2017

Add depth to your flavor with organic yeast extracts and powders

Have you tasted our NEW organic, molasses-based yeast powder?


The strong umami character of this savory flavor ingredient adds richness to every bite.

We currently offer the most complete range of organic yeast productsin North America


  • NEW molasses-based inactive yeast powder
  • Yeast extract powders (*no-sodium and low-sodium available)
    • NEW beefy flavor (vegan/vegetarian-friendly)
    • NEW flavor profiles (veggie, cheesy & umami-boosters)
  • Yeast extract paste
  • Active dry yeast
  • Yeast flakes

Contact your sales representative to find out more information!


March 6th, 2017

Come see us at IFT, Engredea, and Expo West in Anaheim!

We are exhibiting at Expo West and Engredea next week in Anaheim. Please stop by our booths and learn what is new and exciting.


Engredea, Hall A, booth 462 with representatives from Agrana Starch, GmbH

Organic Pavilion, Hall C, booth 2912 with representatives from Agrano, GmbH

Southern California IFT Suppliers night expo, booth 1107

Our full line of products will be featured

  • Starches
  • Sweeteners
  • Maltodextrins
  • Dextrose
  • Yeast
  • Dairy Powders
  • Proteins
  • Glycerin
  • and more

We would like to tell you about some of our exciting new products, such as

  • Vegan Egg-Substitute
  • Pre-gel starch fat substitute
  • Palm-oil replacement
  • Gelatin alternative
  • Carrageenan replacement starch
  • flax, sesame and psyllium proteins
  • low and no sodium yeast extracts
  • Molasses based yeast
  • Vegan BF (Beefy) flavor yeast

We hope to see you!

November 16th, 2016

Grace Marroquin introduces our new CEO, Joe Beek

From our founder, Grace Marroquin;

"I am excited to announce that Marroquin Organics has hired Joe Beek as CEO.This is the next step in the evolution of Marroquin Organics, and will ensure that we continue to offer outstanding products and exemplary service, as we have for the past 25 years.I have known Joe for over 30 years, and he has acted as an advisor to Marroquin Organics for the past 10. Most recently, as COO of Island Conservation, Joe has managed global operations in 12 countries, in service of biodiversity conservation.Joe has a deep commitment to sustainable business practices and global health.  Joe will be a valuable addition to our team and our future.  He will assume management responsibility for our day to day operations.

As Chairman and Chief of Global Development, I will be able to focus my efforts on identifying strategic opportunities for the future growth and diversification of Marroquin Organics, and the organic industry.I continue to be deeply grateful for your business and support, and look forward with optimism and excitement to this next chapter in our story and your success."

-Grace Marroquin

From our new CEO, Joe Beek;

"I am thrilled to become part of the Marroquin Organic team.  I have spent my career growing international businesses and managing dynamic enterprises in a variety of sectors.I have watched Marroquin Organics evolve, and the business is well positioned to continue to support customers and suppliers for a long time to come.As founder and CEO of Production Technologies, I created a successful contract manufacturer that specialized in supply chain management.  Early in my career, I was at the forefront of international outsourcing for consumer electronics.  Most recently, I was COO at Island Conservation, an international NGO which prevents species extinction.

I am committed to the work of the organic industry to promote globally sustainable practices and I am committed to continuing the legacy of exceptional products and service which are the brand of Marroquin Organics.  I look forward to working with you,"

-Joe Beek

Marroquin Organic International is proud to have contributed to the dynamic evolution of the organic industry for nearly two decades. In that time we've grown to represent a unique portfolio of select suppliers and growers around the world.

We provide our customers in the food, beverage, nutraceutical, pet, and cosmetic industries with a reliable supply-chain for the quality organic and non-GMO ingredients they need to innovate and grow.

It is our conviction that our primary goal of improving the health of our planet can best be met by driving the growth of the organic industry. Let us show you how we can make a difference together.

November 7th, 2016

Introducing organic mesquite powder!

We are thrilled to add organic mesquite powder to our product portfolio. Made from crushed mesquite pods, it naturally adds notes of nutty, smokey,and sweet, and is a perfect addition to snacks, seasoning blends,  desserts, smoothies,  savory applications and more.Let your imagination run wild.  In addition to being delicious, Mesquite has a low glycemic index and is a very nutrient dense flavoring with antioxidant properties. It's a great addition to any nutritional panel, with many practical benefits.   Contact us today to discuss our mesquite powder with your sales representative!

February 23rd, 2016

Natural Products Expo West 2016 - Anaheim, CA

We are pleased to be exhibiting once again this year at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim California!  Stop by our booth (#2514) to see and talk about our product line -  We will be showcasing our organic starches, sweeteners, glycerin, moringa powder, active yeast and yeast extracts and more.  We look forward to seeing you!

November 24th, 2015

Happy Holidays! Office Closure dates

Happy Holidays from all of us at Marroquin Organic!  Our offices will be closed on the following dates:

November 26-27, returning Monday, November 30

December 25- January 1, returning Monday January 4.

We would like to remind you that the weather and holidays can affect/or change the freight timeline expectations.Contact your sales representative today to place orders to meet your production schedule.

Have a warm and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!

October 13th, 2015

Come and see us at the MN IFT Suppliers Expo

We’re happy to be exhibiting at MN IFT Suppliers Expo in Minneapolis, MN October 28.   We will be showcasing our popular products such as organic dextrose, organic maltodextrin, organic glycerin and organic sunflower protein.  Ask us about the latest addition to our yeast extract line, “Gustissimo," a perfect umami note to your savory products.

Come and see us at booth 428. We’re excited to discuss our full range of functional organic and non-GMO ingredients. We look forward to working with you on your latest projects!

August 17th, 2015

It’s almost Fall, and that means soup season!

Are you ready to produce the best tasting organic soups on the market? Marroquin Organic has your umami needs covered with our line of organic yeast extracts! Along with our classic organic yeast extract paste (the first ever on the market) we have full line of extract powders to hit all of your desired savory notes. As an added bonus, our organic yeast extracts help ensure that your product adheres to Non-GMO guidelines. Ask your Marroquin account rep for info and samples of the yeast.

June 29th, 2015

IFT Chicago, 2015

We’re happy to be presenting at IFT Expo 2015 in Chicago, IL!   We will be showcasing the latest addition to our yeast extract line, “Gustissimo," a perfect umami note to your savory products.  Other popular products that we are featuring are our organic dextrose, organic maltodextrin, and our organic glycerin.

Come and see us at booth 1580. We’re excited to discuss of our full range of functional organic and non-GMO ingredients. We look forward to working with you on your latest projects!

April 20th, 2015

The OTA recently released the results of their survey indicating great news for the organic industry.

March 13th, 2015

Introducing heat-treated Maisita organic corn starch!

We are happy to be offering a new organic corn starch, Maisita 9060.  This organic native corn starch undergoes a heating process (instead of gamma sterilization) and boasts extremely low microbiological results.  This combined with a finer particle size makes it ideal for cosmetic and body care formulations.  Contact us today to find out more!

February 10th, 2015

Natural Products Expo West - Anaheim, CA

Look for us at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 6-8, 2015.  We'll be there to talk about our organic starches, sweeteners, and yeast products, as well as our organic glycerin and other specialty ingredients.  We look forward to seeing you and talking about your new and existing projects!

January 12th, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a year of prosperity and joy in 2015 from everyone at Marroquin Organic International.

October 24th, 2014

NEW! QUEMLITE organic pre-gel corn starch

Introducing the latest addition to our line of organic starches - QUEMLITE pre-gel corn starch.  This starch is perfect for your low fat dressings, dips, mayonnaises, or any other emulsion based projects requiring a boost in viscosity.  It's also great for cold applications.  Get in touch with your sales representative to learn more about QUEMLITE starch today!

September 11th, 2014

Join us at the 2014 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Maryland

Join us at the 2014 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore Maryland, September 17-20 at booth 1112.  We’ll be there featuring our new Quemlite pre-gelatinized corn starch (perfect for your low fat sauces, spreads and other low fat applications) organic sunflower protein, organic erythritol, organic yeast and organic or non-GMO maltodextrins, starches, sweeteners, lecithins and more. We are excited to discuss the use of our  ingredients in your projects.   We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore !

July 21st, 2014

New study released details the significant nutritional advantages of organic crop production

A new study by the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources at Washington State University offers new insights into the benefits of farming food organically.   Organic produce was shown to have 20-40% higher antioxidant activity, as well as 4x less pesticide residues and significantly less amounts of the toxic metal cadmium.  Contact us today to learn more about using our organic ingredients in your project!

May 13th, 2014

Big Changes Coming to the World of Sweeteners

May 13, 2014 - The World Health Organization has published new guidelines suggesting that a person's daily intake of sugar be less than the amount in one can of sodaThe FDA has submitted a proposal outliningchanges to the nutrition panel, including highlighting the amount of sugar that is added.

  Consumers will be paying extra attention to their sugar intake, and our newly introduced organic erythritol offers a great way to cut down on traditional sugars without sacrificing the sweetness.  Organic erythritol is non-allergenic, non-glycemic, zero calorie,  and has 60-70% the sweetness of sucrose.  It works synergistically with other sweeteners and is great for blends.

Contact Director of Sales Dan Mazin at Marroquin Organic international for more information.


April 18th, 2014

Marroquin Organic International Introduces Organic Non-GMO Erythritol Zero-calorie, Non-Glycemic, Non-Allergenic Sweetener

Santa Cruz, CA – April 18, 2014 – Marroquin Organic International is now offering USDA certified organic erythritol to meet today's need for a clean tasting, zero calorie sweetener. Erythritol is rapidly replacing other alternative sweeteners for sugar-free and low calorie applications in all categories.

A sugar alcohol derived from corn, erythritol is non-allergenic and non-glycemic. It works synergistically with other sweeteners and is a healthy addition to beverages, confectionery, baked goods, toothpaste, gum, dog biscuits, cosmetics, and nutraceuticals. It has 60-70% the sweetness of sucrose, is sustainably produced using an environmentally responsible fermentation process, and holds GRAS status with US FDA.

The rising incidence of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health ailments require avoidance of glycemic sweeteners and high calorie foods. “We are pleased to provide alternative sweeteners which can address these health concerns.” said Grace Marroquin, President/CEO of Marroquin Organic International.

About Marroquin Organic International

Marroquin Organic International is an organic food ingredients distributor and is the preferred choice for organic sweeteners, starches, excipients, and yeast. The company's product portfolio also includes lecithins, castor oil, glycerin, sunflower protein, various culinary oils, and more. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. To find out more, please visit

For sales, contact Dan Mazin:

Phone: 831-423-3442

June 13th, 2012

USDA Amends Organic Yeast Rule

On June 6, 2012, the USDA published the final ruling on the amendment of the listing for yeast: Yeast - When used as food or a fermentation agent in products labeled as "organic," yeast must be organic if its end use is for human consumption; non-organic yeast may be used when organic yeast is not available."

This amendment is effective on October 21, 2012.

Marroquin Organic International pursued this initiative to fix the regulation for over 7 years. As a supplier of organic yeast, it was obvious that the regulations which allowed conventional yeast to be used in foods labeled as organic were out of date. Organic yeast has been available in North America for over 12 years. Company president Grace Marroquin comments, "We are pleased that manufacturers who have been using organic yeast all along will now have a more level playing field."

April 26th, 2012

Marroquin introduces certified organic glycerin, castor oil

Marroquin Organic International is adding two new products to their line of specialty ingredients. We are especially excited to announce that certified organic glycerin is now available. Glycerin is a key component of innumerable food and body-care/cosmetic products. This is an ingredient that has long been sought after for organic production. We are excited that this will bring tremendous potential for the development of new organic products.

In addition to glycerin, we are also adding organic castor oil to our list of vegetable oils. Like glycerin, castor oil is a significant addition to our body-care line of ingredients. While it isn't a new introduction to the market, organic castor oil is gaining new applications as the organic cosmetic and body-care arena matures.

February 10th, 2011

Marroquin Introduces new low sodium yeast

MOI is now offering a new organic yeast extract that is made without salt.  Compared to our standard yeast extract powder which has 33% salt, Extract N with only 0.2% sodium meets market demand for flavor enhancing and low sodium requirements. Yeast Extract N allows the manufacturer to build up the flavor profile of their product while moderating their sodium input.  Yeast Extract N fits well into different type of products, e.g. soups, sauces,  pet food, snacks, meat analogues, etc. - wherever you need a natural and organic flavor enhancer.  The yeast strain used to produce our extract N is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Call us for details and samples.

February 6th, 2011

Marroquin Organic International launches new website.

We are pleased to have our completely re-designed website up and running. This represents a major overhaul of our web presence and was long overdue. We sincerely hope that you find the new site to be easy to use, pleasing to the eye, and reasonably informative. There remains much copy to insert into the individual product records so please give us a call or email if you have any questions.

As with most large projects, this was a collaboration of many talented people. A big tip of the hat is well-deserved by McDill Associates for their creative input on the design and their drive to keep the project on track. We are also grateful to Sleepless Media for their technical prowess in fleshing out the content management system and handling the transition to this new site.

Thanks for stopping by. We are glad to have the opportunity to share our new pride and joy.

November 16th, 2010

Woman-owned business enterprise certification awarded to Marroquin Organic International.

Marroquin Organic International is a woman-owned business and sought to bring the certification from WBENC/Astra in line with this fact. The exhaustive enrollment process bore fruit in the form of a WBENC/Astra Alliance certificate on November 16, 2010. In keeping with her penchant for understatement, president Grace Marroquin exclaimed, "Whew". She declined to elaborate.

July 19th, 2010

Marroquin Organic Launches Allergen-Free Roasted Yellow Split Peas

Marroquin Organic International is pleased to announce the launch of their latest addition to the pea product line: roasted yellow split peas! The split peas can be used anywhere you would use tree or soy nuts, but without the allergen concerns that are associated with these ingredients.

The split peas come from Canadian-based Best Cooking Pulses, a family-owned company since 1936. Best Cooking Pulses has partnered with Marroquin Organic International for key distribution in North America.

Speaking to launch of the roasted split yellow peas, President/CEO Grace Marroquin states “The exciting part of this launch is casting a whole new light on a staple ingredient”, Grace continues, “adding to the versatility of these roasted pea products is the fact that they’re nutritious and allergen-free!”

The roasted yellow split peas are crunchy in texture, with a mild and nutty flavor. These nutrient-dense peas are high in protein, dietary fiber, and iron, vegan, and are a great source of calcium, all while being cholesterol-free and low in fat! Roasted yellow split peas are great in trail mixes, snacks, bars, cereals, desert breads, and more.

The roasted yellow split peas are just one of the several pea products available from Marroquin Organic. The pea product line also includes: green and yellow whole pea flours, green and yellow split pea flours, pea fiber, and chickpea flour. All seven pea products are offered in certified organic and conventional (non-GMO) forms.

To read more about the health benefits and limitless applications of the roasted yellow split peas and to purchase this versatile ingredient, head to Marroquin Organic’s website at

July 6th, 2010

NCMSDC awards minority supplier certification to Marroquin Organic International

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) granted certification of minority-owned business enterprise to Marroquin Organic International on July 6, 2010. As a hispanic-american woman, president and owner, Grace Marroquin, understands the need for minorities to have a voice in the corporate business dialog. "Certification is one way for businesses that are headed by minorities to stand out in what is often a crowded marketplace.", she said. "I believe in equal opportunity and strive to foster this ideal as an employer as well as in our commercial partnerships."

August 28th, 2008

Marroquin Organic recognized in Inc. 5000 for 2008

Inc. 5000 reported Marroquin Organic International 2210 on its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. Grace Marroquin says of the award ” This award is proof to me that the organic industry is not only a vital, growing part of our daily lives, it is also a sustainable, successful economic path.“
Like many pioneers in the organic industry, Marroquin’s early days were financially lean where “the work itself was the reward.” According to president and CEO Grace Marroquin, “we are proud of how far the organic industry has come, and to have been part of that growth.” Marroquin started the firm in 1991, with a clear focus that the business will provide a benefit to the environment for future generations. This award  represents a financial success, which is a welcome sign that the organic industry is thriving. Marroquin says “I couldn’t see doing business any other way.”
Marroquin Organic (MOI) supplies organic and non-GMO ingredients to the natural products industry. Specializing in cutting-edge ingredients that help stimulate new product innovation, MOI stays agile and maintains a pivotal role for the growth of the organic industry.