20 05, 2019

Bakery Consumer Trends: Taste, Health and Freshness


What are consumers looking for as they walk into bakeries and stroll down the grocery aisle? The significant trends for the bakery, pastry and chocolate sectors have been rising to the top for 2019. Over the last few years, the bakery international group Puratos has been gathering data from 40 countries and 17,000 consumers. Looking [...]

Bakery Consumer Trends: Taste, Health and Freshness2019-05-20T11:04:03-07:00
14 05, 2019

Baking Trends in 2019: High Fiber Bread


Clean label, artisan, sourdough, gluten-free and high fiber breads are some of the products trending in the baking industry. Health and wellness have and continue to be important considerations impacting consumer purchasing decisions. Consumers across the spectrum—millennials, people with digestive conditions, those following a low-calorie diet, parents mindful about children’s well-being, and others—are demanding safer, [...]

Baking Trends in 2019: High Fiber Bread2019-05-14T10:18:27-07:00
13 05, 2019

Tracking Product and Oven Temperature


There's a lot going on in the heat of the bake. That's why your oven has so many settings! But understanding how the oven temperature relates to the product temperature is a big one. Product Temperature vs. Oven Temperature  When a product is placed in the oven, the internal temp is quite lower than the oven temp (obviously). [...]

Tracking Product and Oven Temperature2019-05-13T13:35:25-07:00
8 05, 2019

Kill Step Validation Calculator Now for Fruit-filled Pastry


Fruit-filled pastries are one of the most popular bakery products in North America and Europe.  This sector is slowly but surely expanding, with new innovations and flavors giving them a fresh appeal. However, if you’re producing fruit pastries you need to be documenting the kill step to be in compliance with FSMA. To help manufacturers [...]

Kill Step Validation Calculator Now for Fruit-filled Pastry2019-05-08T10:00:19-07:00
7 05, 2019

Prepare for the Growth of the Tortilla Industry


If you’re part of the tortilla industry, you know what a great time it is to be in this business. Tortillas are the fastest growing sector of the baking industry, so as a producer there’s plenty of opportunity to pursue! But things change fast in today’s business climate — government regulations, competition, formulation, equipment and [...]

Prepare for the Growth of the Tortilla Industry2019-05-07T11:05:53-07:00
6 05, 2019

Baking the Most of Resistant Starch


Resistant starch (RS), or enzyme-resistant starch, has physiological functions similar to dietary fiber. So it enhances the nutritional value of baked goods. And the right kind and levels offers ingredient functionality. There are different kinds of resistant starch?  That’s right, five categories to be exact: RS I: physically inaccessible because it is entrapped in its storage cell. The [...]

Baking the Most of Resistant Starch2019-05-06T10:27:19-07:00
29 04, 2019

3 Ways to Advance Your Baking Career


Whether you’re just starting out in the baking industry, or it’s been a few years, there’s room to grow. With some exciting opportunities in trending sectors and a wide gap in seasoned professionals, roles are just waiting to be stepped into. However, there’s still work to do on your end.  So here are a few [...]

3 Ways to Advance Your Baking Career2019-04-29T11:44:44-07:00
29 04, 2019

Picking A Gas Fired Oven


Gas fired ovens are a popular choice in the baking industry, mostly because of the options they provide for specific kinds of baked goods. They fall into two types, which each deliver heat differently. Direct gas fired ovens transfer heat by radiation from flames, electric resistances, and hot surfaces. On the other hand, indirect gas fired ovens [...]

Picking A Gas Fired Oven2019-04-29T11:19:14-07:00
22 04, 2019

Get Creative with Cellulose Fiber


The popularity of of high fiber products is a great reason to add dietary fiber to your baked goods. Did you know that cellulose is a source of fiber? At just 2%, you can make a fiber claim, without any undesirable flavor or tastes. It does especially well in low-calorie and gluten-free products. How does it [...]

Get Creative with Cellulose Fiber2019-04-19T15:36:48-07:00
19 04, 2019

Organic Baking is Here to Stay!


The idea that organic was going to be a passing trend is an old one. Not only is organic here to stay, but the category has been growing steadily over the past decade. Consumers have largely found a dedication to the clean label and organic movements and continue to opt for organic certified products when [...]

Organic Baking is Here to Stay!2019-04-19T09:48:27-07:00