12 06, 2015

Lard

Lard Also known as pork fat What is Lard? Lard is a white, soft fat obtained from pigs. It has a distinctive flavor and unique crystal structure which enhances flakiness in pie crusts. Its high smoke point makes it popular for frying and cooking applications.1 Similar to other fats, lard is a [...]

10 06, 2015

Trans Fat

Trans Fat Also known as trans fatty acids or TFA What is Trans Fat? Trans fat is a type of fat/oil which contains fatty acids with at least one trans bond. Trans fats are generally formed as side-reactions during hydrogenation but can also occur naturally in certain fats from animal sources.1 Trans [...]

10 06, 2015

Fat Substitutes

Fat Substitutes Also known as fat replacers or bulking agents What are Fat Substitutes? Fat substitutes are ingredients used to replace or mimic fat in foods and baked products. Ideally, these ingredients should reduce the caloric content and potentially mitigate health problems associated with dietary fats, without compromising the product’s sensory properties.1 [...]

9 06, 2015

Fat

Fat Also known as food lipids What is fat? Fat is a natural component of many animal- and plant-based foods. It provides bakery products with many desirable attributes such as  flavor, tenderness, mouthfeel and nutrition.1 Some commonly used fats in baked goods are:2 Lard Shortening Oils Butter Clarified Butter Margarine Cocoa Butter [...]

7 06, 2015

Butter

Butter What is Butter? Butter is a dairy product made by churning either fresh fermented cream or milk. It consists of butterfat, milk proteins, and water. This product is solid at room temperature. However, it melts at higher temperatures. Butter contributes desirable flavor and texture to food and bakery products. It is [...]

7 06, 2015

Shortening

Shortening is used in baking to create flaky pie crust. Shortening Also known as Crisco® or Fat What is Shortening? Shortening is an edible fat that is solid at room temperature. It shortens the gluten strands in wheat, which provides three textural attributes in baked goods: A short bite A lubricative moist texture [...]

7 06, 2015

Saturated Fat

Saturated fat originates mainly from animal sources and remains a solid state at room temperature. Saturated Fat What Are Saturated Fats? Saturated fats are triglycerides lacking double bonds between the individual carbon atoms composing the fatty acid chain. In other words, the chain of carbon atoms is entirely saturated by [...]

4 06, 2015

Palm Oil

Palm oil is used in baking as an ingredient lubricant, emulsifier, flavor additive, and to impart moisture. Palm Oil What is Palm Oil? Palm oil is the oil extracted from the mesocarp of the fruit of oil palms. It is also called red palm oil because of its high content [...]

2 06, 2015

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is often used as a butter, lard or oil replacement in baked goods. Coconut Oil What is Coconut Oil? Coconut oil is a colorless, edible oil from the kernel meat of coconuts, the fruit of the coconut palm tree (Cocos nucifera). Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is defined as [...]

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