3 08, 2020

Packaging

Packaging What is Packaging? Packaging is a combination of technological processes to enclose and protect finished food products to preserve and transport them. The main purpose is to maintain the integrity and sensorial properties of the food by protecting it from microbiological spoilage and staling.1 Failure to recognize its importance can have [...]

28 04, 2020

The Science Behind Bread Staling

Brought to you by Lallemand Baking. Staling refers to the undesirable changes (other than microbial spoilage) that take place between the time bread is baked and consumed. Understanding the different aspects of staling and the factors that affect them can help bakers make better decisions about their formulas, ingredients, processes, and packaging. Aspects of [...]

30 07, 2018

Blast Freezing

Blast Freezing What is blast freezing? Blast freezing is a rapid or short time thermal preservation technology commonly used in bakery and other food applications to extend the product’s shelf life and maintain its safety, physicochemical stability and freshness. Blast freezers blow very cold air (typically at -30°C and -50°C and high [...]

11 03, 2018

6 Ways to Slow Staling in Baked Goods

Someday, your products will go stale. Recrystallization of the starch molecules, gluten cross-links and moisture re-distribution are the main causes. Thankfully, there are ways to at least keep this process at bay! How to slow staling with ingredients  Enzymes: alpha amylase, pullulanase, lipase, lipoxygenase, protease and other non-starch polysaccharide-modifying enzymes help decrease staling. Surface Active Lipids:  DATEM, SSL, [...]

17 06, 2017

Is Staling Due to Moisture Loss Over the Shelf Life of Bread?

Staling is a major problem in the baking industry. Staled bread and cakes have undesirable qualities, like a dry, crumbly interior and a loss of flavor. Many plant personnels insist that moisture loss during storage is the main factor contributing to crumbliness of the crumb. While moisture loss is the popular belief, staling is caused [...]

8 02, 2017

Polyglycerol Esters

Polyglycerol esters act as an emulsifier, allowing water and flour to mix. Polyglycerol Esters Also Known as PGEs What are Polyglycerol Esters? Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (PGEs) are used in food as an emulsifier. PGEs are a class of synthetic, nonionic surfactant frequently used in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries [...]

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 [...]

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