Gut healthy goods are popping up in grocery stores across the country, and bakers are taking notice. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to attend events like the Baking Expo, to see what’s new in food and baking trends. Consumers are looking for more functional foods and drinks, which is why many bakeries and manufacturers are on the hunt for bakery solutions to make their goods work double time.
There are a variety of ingredients that can be used to make bakery products more gut-friendly. For example, probiotics proliferate in the gut or digestive tract to provide health benefits to the consumer. However, to be effective, these living microorganisms must be capable of surviving the passage through the digestive tract. Also, we can’t forget about sprouted grains. Malted or sprouted grains can be used in the production of value-added bakery products to offer a superior nutritional profile.
Baked Goods to Help Gut Health
Of course, these are just to name a few as there are many more solutions available that can cater to this trend. I’m excited to see what other solutions for the gut health trend will be on display at the Baking Expo this year. One is the use of prebiotics in baked goods, covered in this IBIEducate session:
Prebiotic Baked Goods for Gut Health: Make It Happen, Make It Taste Great!
Are your customers part of the growing demographic that takes Probiotics? Do they know the majority of live probiotics are killed by heat and stomach acid? The surviving few that reach The Gut need nourishment. The Gut’s food group of choice is PREBIOTIC FIBERS! Today’s consumers look for functional ingredients when making food choices. Prebiotic Fibers are acid- and heat-resistant. By fortifying breads and baked goods with Prebiotic, you promote the link between diet and health while responding to customer needs.
Join the session at the IBIE baking expo: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Check out what else you can look forward to at IBIE 2022 here!