14 12, 2021

Baking with Natural Flavors

If your goal is to clean up your label, or at least make it as natural as your can, you’ll eventually run into replacing artificial flavors with natural ones. While they may not get as much focus in clean label discussion as dough conditioners or emulsifiers, natural flavors are something that’s essential to get right. Customers [...]

30 09, 2021

Cottonseed Oil

Cottonseed Oil Also known as Linseed oil What is Cottonseed Oil? Cottonseed oil is an edible oil produced from cotton seeds, as a by-product of the cotton ginning process. It is characterized by its strong flavor, nutty odor and light yellow color.1 In baking, cottonseed oil is used as a moistener and [...]

2 08, 2021


Vinegar Also known as acetic acid or ethanoic acid What is Vinegar? Vinegar is a sour-tasting liquid used as a leavening agent, pH regulator, acidulant, preservative, antimicrobial agent and dough improver.1,2 Molasses and alcohols from cereals, grains, and fruits are the basic substrates for making vinegars. The production process depends on the [...]

30 04, 2021


Brownies What are Brownies? Brownies are chocolaty baked products made in square or rectangle shapes. They are commonly consumed around the world and are made with flour, fat (oil or butter), sugar, eggs and chocolate (molten or cocoa powder). Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans and macadamia nuts can be added to [...]

4 02, 2021

Sugar Cookie

Sugar Cookies Also known as Nazareth’s cookie What is a Sugar Cookie? Sugar cookies are one of the most popular and classic treats consumed in the United States. They are commonly made from sugar, butter, flour, eggs, vanilla and a leavening agent such as baking soda or baking powder, depending on the [...]

13 01, 2021

Almond Milk

Almond Milk Also known as Almond Nut Drink What is Almond Milk? Almond milk is a plant-based liquid commonly used to substitute animal-based milk. It is made from almond nut seed through a mechanical process. Almond milk is gluten- and lactose-free, and has a characteristic nutty flavor and mildly sweet taste. It [...]

21 09, 2020

Why Should You Replace Eggs in Baking?

Well, for quite a few reasons, actually. Reasons to replace eggs include: Economics: considerable fluctuations in global egg supply and pricing Health concerns: cholesterol content, avian influenza outbreaks, etc. Lifestyle: vegan/vegetarian diets Shelf-life and handling: egg products have a limited shelf-life and can lead to HACCP issues Allergen: egg is considered a top allergen in the U.S., creating a [...]

20 08, 2019


Onions Also known as Allium cepa L. What are Onions? Onions are a mass-cultivated, bulb-producing vegetable. They are natural flavorings for snacks and baked products. They can be included in the dough or as a topping for focaccia or bagels. Onions are available as fresh or processed and come in many varieties, [...]

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. [...]


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