News and feature stories from Baking & Snack

Going for the real thing
Real fruits and nuts provide nutritional enhancement and a clean label.
How to achieve nut flavor without the allergens
QualiTech offers a solution to peanuts' allergen and supply problems.
Inclusions offer a bit of help
Formulators working with fruits and nuts find relief with pre-formed particulates.
Kids’ health needs urgent care from product formulators
When developing foods to improve the health of the next generation, bakers and snack food makers must provide nutrients necessary to well-being but avoid loading on the calories.
What’s the best approach to making foods healthy for children?
An expert panel at IFT advises: ‘nutrient dense but energy light.’
Lowering sodium with leaveners, part 3
Expert from Church and Dwight provides insight on cutting sodium while retaining product quality.
Enhanced enzymes emerge
Biotechnology allows development of more sophisticated enzymes for baking.
Enzymes work behind the scenes
Because enzymes behave in highly specific ways, they act as consistently effective functional ingredients yet are all but invisible to consumers.
Form and function for fortification
How to select the optimal medium for fortifying with fruits and vegetables.
How to fortify the natural way
Fruits and vegetables not only beautify foods, they can fortify them with important nutrients.
Putting fruit through the extruder
Researchers learn that fruit and vegetable ingredients improve the nutrient quality of extruded snacks.
Speaking of ORAC
Measurements of antioxidant content don’t do well at predicting behavior in the body.
Tomatoes appeal to the fifth and sixth tastes
Tomato-based ingredients provide antioxidants that aid eye health and flavor enhancers that reduce the need for salt.
Weight control via resistant potato starch
A new resistant starch derived from potatoes can cut calories, hold down glycemic index and raise the fiber level of baked foods.
Why kale is hot, hot, hot
Can formulators take advantage of the sudden popularity of a bold-flavored, leafy green vegetable?
Delivering probiotics, part 2
Expert from Lallemand offers insight into microencapsulation for probiotics.
Tech showcase: Nutritive sweeteners
Examining the options for sugars and carbohydrate syrups on the market.
Ways to cut sodium, part 1
Expert from AB Mauri answers questions about sodium-reduction strategies.
How to get the flour you need, part 2
Experts from Horizon Milling offer insight on choosing the right flour.
Prepare for a whole grain future, part 3
Expert from Dakota Specialty Milling answers questions about whole grain formulations.
Committing to New Product Research
Ingredient suppliers invest in R&D centers to collaborate with baking and snack companies.
Equipment and ingredient companies innovate together
Reading Bakery Systems works with ingredient companies to develop new products for customers.
Growing beyond a flour mill
Bay State Milling's new innovation center takes the company from miller to supplier.
Honey boosts the image of baked foods
Bakers can leverage the natural, clean-label appeal of honey by using it in liquid and dry forms in baked foods.
How to evaluate nutritive sweeteners for bakery and snack uses
Functionality comes first, but flavor and consumer appeal can trump that choice.