18 12, 2020

3 Tips for Baking Bagels

There’s just something extra delicious about bagels. However, there may be some debate on which style is the best (are you in the New York or Montreal camp?). Although the shape stays the same, various styles are available based on: Texture Degree of chewiness Kilning Baking methods What ingredients are key in bagels? Like most bread [...]

16 05, 2019

Glass Transition

Glass Transition What is Glass Transition? Glass transition (Tg) is a physical property of food polymers. It is the temperature range where food polymers undergo a phase change from rigid/glassy to soft. Food polymers can be proteins, starch and non-starch polysaccharides, including cellulose, glucans and arabinoxylans. In summary, glass transition is a [...]

5 04, 2019

Water Blending Systems

Water Blending Systems What are Water Blending Systems? A water blending system is an integrated valve unit that combines streams of water connected through piping to produce a single liquid stream of desired temperature and/or volume that can be used in bakery operations such as dough mixing, flour hydration, liquid brew systems, [...]

30 01, 2019

Ingredient Handling

Ingredient Handling What is Ingredient Handling? Ingredient handling is the set of operations and activities involved in the receipt, transport/conveying, storage, scaling and dosage of ingredients for the manufacture of bakery products. Ingredient handling in high-speed bakeries requires extensive use of equipment, automation, technology and energy to help reduce: Labor Operational errors [...]

6 04, 2018

Air And Water Quality

Air and Water Quality What is Air and Water (A&W) quality? Air (atmospheric and pressurized) and water are essential components of any food processing facility. Air and water used in food manufacturing environments must be food-grade, and comply with the current sanitary regulations in terms of composition and safety so that they [...]

27 01, 2017


Pentosan helps absorb water in bread, slowing down staling. Pentosan What is a Pentosan? Pentosan is any polysaccharide composed of five carbon sugars called pentoses. They are found in grains, fruits, and legumes. Pentosans are used in the baking industry to increase water holding capacity of the flour in effect [...]


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