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 [...]

7 02, 2017

Going Organic?

The key with organic baking is finding the right substitutes. Organic products start with organic ingredients. But not just any organic ingredients -- they must be certified by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP), grown and processed with organic farming methods, and grown without synthetic pesticides, bio-engineered genes, petroleum-based fertilizers or sewage sludge-based fertilizers. [...]

5 01, 2017

Research Funding through the Organic Transitions Program

The Organic Transitions Program funds research to help the organic sector. Have you ever wondered if that organic apple is really better for you than the conventional apple sitting on the next shelf?  With a retail market of over 43 billion dollars per year, organic products are more than just a trend.1  What [...]

13 12, 2016

Organic Ingredients

Organic Ingredients What are Organic Ingredients? Organic ingredients are food materials from animal or plant origin produced according to organic standards. In the U.S., these standards are established and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The goal of these ingredients is to provide more natural, high-quality ingredients that are free [...]

28 03, 2016

Natural Colors

Natural Colors  What are Natural Colors? Natural colors are food additives derived from natural sources and are used to dye foods and beverages.  Also called exempt colors, these pigments are safe for consumption according the the FDA. They come from a variety of sources, such as: Fruits Vegetables Seeds Leaves Minerals [...]

23 03, 2016

Natural Flavors

Natural Flavors What are Natural Flavors? Natural flavors are food additives that provide particular tastes or aromas to food products.1 They are used in a wide variety of baked goods and beverages to enhance or impart a desirable flavor that lasts through the shelf life product. Natural flavors are available in several forms: [...]

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 [...]

7 06, 2015

Cultured Wheat

Cultured Wheat What is Cultured Wheat? Cultured wheat is a natural, clean label mold inhibitor and antimicrobial agent. It can be used in yeasted and chemically-leavened products such as breads, buns and cakes. It lowers dough or batter pH It does this by the inhibitory bacteriocin peptides produced by bacteria present in [...]

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