10 07, 2018

Flour Bleaching

Flour Bleaching What is flour bleaching? Flour bleaching is a chemical treatment that removes yellow xanthophyll and other pigments from milled grains to produce whiter, finer-grain flour suitable for high ratio cakes, cookies and quick breads.1 Commercially-used flour bleaching agents include: Chlorine gas Chlorine dioxide Nitrogen dioxide Calcium and benzoyl peroxides Azodicarbonamide [...]

7 06, 2015

Calcium Peroxide

Calcium Peroxide What is Calcium Peroxide? Calcium peroxide (CaO2) is a fast oxidising agent used as a processing aid or dough conditioner in the production of yeast-leavened bakery products. This ingredient is necessary when gluten needs to be reinforced because of a non-optimal flour quality. The action of calcium peroxide ceases during [...]


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