17 06, 2017

Is Staling Due to Moisture Loss Over the Shelf Life of Bread?

Staling is a major problem in the baking industry. Staled bread and cakes have undesirable qualities, like a dry, crumbly interior and a loss of flavor. Many plant personnels insist that moisture loss during storage is the main factor contributing to crumbliness of the crumb. While moisture loss is the popular belief, staling is caused [...]

8 08, 2015

Citric Acid

Citric Acid is derived from citrus fruits like Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, and Orange. Citric Acid What is Citric Acid? Citric Acid, or “sour salt,” is a weak, organic acid naturally found in citrus fruits. It is most often used as a natural preservative or to add an acidic or sour [...]

7 06, 2015

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl Palmitate What is Ascorbyl Palmitate? Ascorbyl palmitate is a food additive used as an antioxidant. It is an ester of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and palmitic acid.¹,² In baking, ascorbyl palmitate is used as an antioxidant or preservant to improve product shelf life of fat-based systems, like frostings and fillings. It [...]

7 06, 2015

Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid Also known as vitamin C or dehydroascorbic acid (baking industry) What is Ascorbic Acid? Ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, is an essential nutrient found in citrus fruits and many vegetables. It is used as wheat flour improver in yeast-leavened baked goods to help increase the volume of bread [...]

7 06, 2015


Ascorbates What are Ascorbates? Ascorbates are alkaline salts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and a buffered alternative to ascorbic acid. It is a typical additive in foods, beverages and bakery products and can be used as a component of clean label formulations. The most common ascorbates in food are sodium ascorbate, calcium [...]

7 06, 2015

Sodium Metabisulfite

Sodium Metabisulfite Also known as E223, Na2S2O5 or SMS What is Sodium Metabisulfite? Sodium metabisulfite, or simply SMS, is a reducing agent commonly added to cracker and tortilla doughs that use stronger wheat flours. SMS is also used as a preservative for baked goods, wine, dried fruit, and jams due to its [...]

7 06, 2015

Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium Ascorbate What is Sodium Ascorbate? Sodium ascorbate is an organic salt of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It is a clean label food additive, antioxidant, acid regulator and an essential nutrient. In baking, it can either be added to the flour at the mill or to the dough at the bakery.  The [...]

10 12, 2012

Oxidizing Agents

Oxidizing Agents What are Oxidizing Agents? Oxidizing agents, or oxidizers, are used to improve the mixing and dividing properties of bread dough. They enhance gluten reformation, which helps control dough strength and elasticity. Used as dough conditioners, oxidizing agents are a necessity in the high-speed production of bread. Origin The [...]


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