7 11, 2017

Should We be Concerned About Enzymes? 

Traditionally made breads undergoing a long fermentation allowed enough time for naturally occurring enzymes in wheat flour to break down the starches into sugars. With today’s faster pace and higher demand for bread many commercial bakeries utilize the catalytic power of enzymes to improve the texture of bread and extend shelf life. Enzymes can be [...]

22 05, 2017

Improve Your Dough Improver with Transglutaminase Enzyme

It is no secret that, if used properly, the application of the transglutaminase enzyme (TG) in bakery products can promote great improvement in dough texture, volume, and gas retention, even when combined with other enzymes. Transglutaminases (EC 2.3.2.13) γ-glutamyl-peptide, amine-γ-glutamyl-transferase) belong to the group of acyltransferases, which catalyze acyl-transfer reactions between a γ-carboxyamine, group of [...]

27 02, 2017

Emulsifier Alternative

Emulsifier Alternative  What is an Emulsifier Alternative? An emulsifier alternative is a dough strengthener or crumb softener, usually originated from enzymes, plant protein and/or hydrocolloids. They can be used partially or totally to replace traditional emulsifiers and function the same way for a clean label. Examples of emulsifier alternatives are: Transglutaminase Plant [...]

23 01, 2016

Sprouted Grain Bread

Sprouted Grain Bread Also known as Sprouted Bread What is Sprouted Grain Bread? Sprouted grain bread is made from a flour or mash created from sprouted cereal grains. The sprouting process involves the germination of cereal kernels and releases nutrients and organic compounds naturally trapped in the grain structure. Sprouted flour or mash [...]

12 08, 2015

Shelf Life Extension

Shelf Life Extension What is Shelf Life Extension? Shelf life extension is an effort to make food safe for long periods, still keeping its original quality. Baked products beyond their shelf life can become: Stale, firm and dry Less resilient Not as flavorful Unsafe due to microbial growth Advances in bakery processing [...]

11 06, 2015

Enzyme

Enzyme What is an Enzyme? An enzyme is a protein catalyst that makes  chemical changes in biological systems. Various categories are used in baked goods, beverages, dairy, beer, glucose syrups, starch and other food products.1 In bakery systems, enzymes act as: Dough conditioners Fermentation enhancers Anti-staling agents This enables bakers to remove [...]

10 06, 2015

Clean Label

Clean Label What is a clean label? Clean label is a growing trend in the baking industry that is largely influenced by consumers looking for alternative ways to consume their favorite baked goods. They are demanding healthier, simpler and more familiar products. Baking clean label products requires different ingredients, formulations, processes and [...]

10 06, 2015

Xylanase

Xylanase Also known as hemicellulases, arabinoxylanase or fiber-degrading enzymes What is Xylanase? Xylanase is one type of hydrolytic enzymes which targets arabinoxylan fibers naturally present in cereal flours, both refined and whole grain. It has been heavily used in the breadmaking industry over the last few decades. Especially, in the production of [...]

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