15 11, 2022

Clean Label Fermentation

Today’s consumers want healthier products that are simple to understand and use more familiar ingredients. Consequently, clean label is a growing trend in the baking industry and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. During the Baking Expo in September, I caught up with E.B. Russell, Business Development Manager, and Gideon Butler-Smith, Technical Service [...]

31 01, 2022

Clean Label Baking without Chemical Emulsifiers

Brought to you by Lallemand Baking. Health-conscious consumers define clean label products as products containing recognizable natural ingredients. These products are expected to be minimally processed and free of chemical ingredients such as emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, among others. Chemical emulsifiers are generally used in baking to provide dough strength, by improving [...]

25 01, 2022

An Alternative Emulsifier That Does it All

It's time that you met the alternative emulsifier alpha-cyclodextrin. This water-soluble sugar ring molecule is made from starch. Due to its shape, it has a hydrophilic surface and hydrophobic center hole. It's this unique shape that gives it the ability of complexing nonpolar substances. Emulsifiers are an essential ingredient—the glue that keeps many products [...]

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 [...]

23 07, 2021

5 Tips for Baking with Natural Flavors

Food products have been improved by added flavors since before the 18th century. They enhance or impart a pleasing taste that persists throughout the product's shelf-life. However, flavor compounds are highly volatile, especially when baking with natural flavors. So treating them properly is key to extracting a full and lasting impact. Flavors used in [...]

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