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Why inulin acts as fiber and sweetener
Expert from BENEO answers questions about the status of inulin as a dietary fiber and its role as a low-intensity sweetener.

Salt with buzz
Flaked kosher sea salt — an ingredient familiar to label-reading consumers — offers uncommon advantages to bakers and snack food makers.

Record stress
With the looming implementation of FSMA regulations, bakers prepare for the mountains of paperwork that could greet them.

Fiber for the future
Advances in fiber enable formulators to pack baked goods with fiber without impacting taste.

Get ready variety syrups part 1
Tapioca and agave syrups bring interesting opportunities to baked foods, according to Ingredion expert.

Taking a new look at enzymes part 4
Xylanases and a new protease are examined by an expert from Puratos.

Frying the non-trans way part 2
Expert from Stratas Foods recommends strategies for working with new high-oleic oils for formulating baked foods and snacks without partially hydrogenated oils.

Why honey works so well in baked foods
Consumers like its naturalness and flavor, and bakers like its functional benefits, according to expert from the National Honey Board.

Bases loaded
Clean-label bases help bakers extend artisan-style lines while serving nutrition-conscious consumers.

Getting together for innovation
Innovation centers that foster collaboration between bakers and their ingredient suppliers prove that one plus one can equal far more than two.

Taking a new look at emulsifiers part 2
Experts from Palsgaard describe how powder extruded emulsifiers, new to the US market, work in cake formulations.

Sweet selections
Variety syrups add value to baked foods and snacks by increasing consumer appeal and improving product performance.

Frying the non-trans way part 1
Expert from IOI Loders Croklaan describes success when using new frying fats to replace those containing trans fatty acids.

Taking a new look at enzymes part 3
Expert from Corbion Caravan reports new applications in cakes and improved uses in bread products.

How to spare the sugar in baked foods part 7
Bakers can use a milk protein concentrate to reduce the sugary load, according to an expert from Glanbia Nutritionals.

Why people like and dislike whole wheat bread
Multiyear study from Horizon Milling reveals there’s plenty of room to make improvements and earn market gains in the category.

How to benefit from malts basic values part 2
Expert from Malt Products considers the benefits of malt in bakery formulations.

What Fate for ADA
Is it time to play taps for azodicarbonamide? At present, this dough improver is GRAS for use in flour and dough, but some now call for its ban.

Gluten free The next generation
As competition heats up in the gluten-free category, bakery formulators shift efforts to improving taste and texture in a wider variety of products.

Be fruitful and prosper
New formats for baked foods help consumers get their daily fruit requirements in tempting, appetizing and tasty ways.

What is a cereal grain
It depends on who you ask, but a grain is a grain, not an oilseed or legume.

Taking a new look at emulsifiers part 1
Expert from Corbion Caravan examines changes in bakery enzymes.

Less bitter more sweet
Sensus says it has the solution to masking stevia’s not-so-pleasant aftertaste.

How to formulate for gluten-free part 5
Expert from Glanbia Nutritionals looks at the problem-solving functions that hydrocolloids offer to gluten-free foods.