7 06, 2015

Cinnamon

Cinnamon What is Cinnamon? Cinnamon is a spice or flavoring derived from the inner bark of several different trees within the genus Cinnamomum. Commercial food manufacturers use it in powder, stick, and oil forms in sweet and savory foods. Kinds used in baking include: Vietnamese Indonesian or Java Chinese Encapsulated cinnamon [...]

7 06, 2015

Carrageenan Gum

Carrageenan Gum What is Carrageenan Gum? Carrageenan gum is a naturally-occurred family of marine polysaccharide obtained from seaweed. They are considered water-soluble dietary fibers. Carrageenans are an excellent alternative to animal-based thickeners such as gelatin. They are used in foods such as baked goods, frozen dough, ice cream, yogurt, cheese or soy [...]

7 06, 2015

Calcium Propionate

Calcium Propionate What is Calcium Propionate? Calcium propionate is the calcium salt of propionic acid. It is a preservative commonly used in baked goods around the world, where it extends their shelf life by inhibiting the growth of spoilage microorganisms, namely mold and ropy bacteria.    Characteristics of calcium propionate include:  Chemical [...]

7 06, 2015

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl Palmitate What is Ascorbyl Palmitate? Ascorbyl palmitate is a food additive used as an antioxidant. It is an ester of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and palmitic acid.¹,² In baking, ascorbyl palmitate is used as an antioxidant or preservant to improve product shelf life of fat-based systems, like frostings and fillings. It [...]

7 06, 2015

Adipic Acid

Adipic Acid What is Adipic Acid? Adipic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with the lowest acidity of commonly used food acids. It is a food additive which serves several functions in jams, beverages and baked goods. It’s used as an acidulant, pH regulator, flavoring, buffering and leavening agent.¹,² In baking, this acid [...]

7 06, 2015

Acetylated Monoglycerides (AMG)

Acetylated Monoglycerides (AMG) What are Acetylated Monoglycerides (AMG)? Acetylated monoglycerides (AMG) are non-ionic surfactants widely used in baking and other food formulations. Chemically, they are acetic acid esters of monoglycerides whose properties depend on the composition of the monoglyceride and the degree of acetylation. Various food systems use acetylated monoglycerides, such as: [...]

7 06, 2015

Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is used in baking as a leavening agent. Acetic Acid What is Acetic Acid? Acetic acid is a weak organic acid. It is the primary component in vinegar, responsible for its sharp taste and aroma characteristic that in imparts on other products. Acetic acid is liquid, transparent and [...]

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