Organic Baking is Here to Stay!

Organic baking is here to stay, so here's how to get ready for it.

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 shopping. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association, the organic market within the United States has more than doubled in the last ten years.

Consumers find comfort in the idea that they’re fully aware of what is in their food, and the organic certification provides this assurance. Within the baking industry, this places a large responsibility on companies to become certified while making sure that aspects like taste, texture and shelf-life remain top-quality in organic baking.

Replacing artificial ingredients for organic ones

Replacing chemical ingredients such as DATEM, SSL, L-Cysteine, ADA, Potassium Bromate and chemical preservatives can cause issues within a baker’s formulation, effecting things like crumb texture, mold growth, staling, flavor, dough tolerance and many other important aspects.

However, going organic does not necessarily mean sacrificing these elements. For instance, substituting the correct blend of enzymes for  L-Cysteine in a dough formulation will give a baker dough with the correct texture and workability.

Ingredients for quality organic baking

Finding the correct replacements for their chemical ingredients has been a challenge for baker’s in the past. This is why at J&K Ingredients we are dedicated to developing our line of Organic Certified ingredients that allow our customers to honestly and proudly label their products.

Currently, this line consists of shelf life extenders, dough conditioners, flavors, and bread improvers. With their certification comes the guarantee that these products were developed without the use of genetic engineering, chemical processing or materials like pesticides or fertilizers.

For more information on our certified organic ingredients, contact our sales team today!

2019-04-19T09:48:27-07:00

About the Author:

Kurt Miller graduated with Honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked as a Network Engineer for Conoco and Hitachi before joining the baking industry in 1997 with Burford Corp. as a Sales Engineer. While at Burford Kurt gained valuable baking industry experience and joined the J&K team in 2007 as National Sales Director. In addition to his service at these companies, he has also dedicated himself to the industry, with various leadership positions including Program Chairman for the ASB, President of Co-Program Chairman ELDC, and more recently Chairman of BEMA. In addition he is a member of the ATBI, TATA and the Chicago Bakers Club.

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