9 04, 2019

Maltodextrins

Maltodextrins What is are Maltodextrins? Maltodextrins are products of partial hydrolysis of starch. They are used as: Bulking agents Carriers for flavors Sweetness reducers ‘Gram by gram’ sugar/fat replacers They are classified based on their dextrose equivalents (DE) which range from 3-20. The higher the DE, the more extensive is the hydrolysis [...]

15 03, 2019

Pan Lubrication

Pan Lubrication What is Pan Lubrication? Pan lubrication is a critical step in high-speed bakeries processing thousands of loaves per hour. It allows the baked goods to be easily depanned (released from pan) as soon as they leave the oven. At this point, finished product temperature is about 200˚F (93˚C) and bread’s [...]

21 01, 2019

Mineral Oil

Mineral Oil Also known as liquid paraffin, food grade mineral oil, or white mineral oil What is Mineral Oil? Mineral oil is a common ingredient with a variety of uses. It has applications in the baking industry, as well as industrially, medically, and in cosmetic products. Food grade mineral oil is safe [...]

19 11, 2018

Margarine

Margarine What is Margarine? Margarine is a fat used widely as an ingredient or a spread that resembles butter, but is a common butter substitute. It is made from the emulsion of vegetable and/or animal oil. Like other fats, margarine helps improve mouth feel and flavor in baked goods. Margarine types for [...]

16 03, 2017

Almond Butter

Almond butter can be made from a variety of types of almonds. Almond Butter What is Almond Butter Almond butter is prepared by grinding shelled, blanched, unbalanced, raw or roasted almonds.  It contains a minimum of 90% almonds.1 Ingredients, such as salt, honey, evaporated cane syrup, corn maltodextrin, flax seed, wheat [...]

31 10, 2016

Donut

Donut What are Donuts? A donut, also called doughnut, is a kind of fried dough confectionery. Donuts are typically ring shaped with a hole in the middle. Bakers also make oval shaped donuts, which are often filled with custards or fruit preserves. The most popular type of donut is a circular one [...]

17 06, 2015

Olive Oil

Olive Oil What is Olive oil? Olive oil is a fat extracted from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea), a Mediterranean culinary staple. As an integral part of Mediterranean cooking, olive oil holds a unique place within the culinary world. With a history stretching nearly 10,000 years, culinary influenced applications [...]

16 06, 2015

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA)

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA) Also known as omega-3, omega-6 fats What is Polyunsaturated Fat? Polyunsaturated fats are triglycerides of fatty acids that contain more than one double bond (C=C). They occur in liquid form at room temperature. Despite their susceptibility to oxidation, polyunsaturated fats are added to foods and baked products for their [...]

10 06, 2015

Oil

Oil What is Oil? Oil is a plant-derived fat that remains liquid at room temperature. It can be obtained from soybean, sunflower, corn, linseed, palm, coconut, rapeseed, olives, peanut, canola and many other plants. Oils are made up of a mixture of triglycerides containing fatty acids of various lengths and composition. They [...]

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