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Invisible fibers for baked foods
Some soluble fiber ingredients go undetected by consumers
Why swap honey for sugar
Mother Nature’s most natural of all sweeteners can upgrade product image and flavor when cutting sugar in baked foods.
Going beyond ordinary roles for flavors in baked foods
Trends find consumers seeking nostalgic, comforting flavors as well as new, ethnic tastes
Fiber closes the dietary deficit
Classified by solubility, fermentability, digestibility, purity and source, fiber happens to be a nutrient of concern in the American diet.
How to use flavors to enhance whole grain products
Careful flavor choices smooth out the rough edges.
Savory flavors in baked foods and snacks part 4
Consumers like their flavors both familiar and adventurous, according to Agneta Weisz of Comas Flavors.
How to reduce sugar in baked foods part 1
National Honey Board offers insight on how honey can cut sugar while adding flavor, aroma and shelf life benefits.
Adding nutrients to kids diets part 4
Expert from Ingredion provides insight into formulating healthy baked foods for children.
Lower sodium intake advice coming predicts General Mills scientist
Global attention to sodium in the diet intensifies even as the company succeeds in cutting its presence in many foods.
New gums are settling in
Although some food gums face uncertain supply and price problems, a host of new blends — and reliable stalwarts — now answer the call.
Spare the sugar
Bakers can do it with the right alternative sweeteners and bulking agents.
Staging an upgrade
Inulin prompts better performance for whole wheat tortillas and cues higher fiber content.
Whats new in bakery shortenings part 2
Expert from Ventura Foods offers insight on how fats, oils and bakery shortenings have changed to meet new consumer expectations.
Adding nutrients to kid diets part 3
Expert from ConAgra Mills provides insight into formulating healthy baked foods for children.
Whats new among antioxidants and preservatives part 4
Expert from AB Mauri examines options in natural ingredient choices.
Brand new opportunity
How General Mills expanded the Gardetto’s brand into the convenience store cracker aisle.
Improving digestive health part 7
Expert from DuPont Nutrition & Health offers insight on the role of soluble dietary fiber.
Delivering probiotics part 3
Expert from Cargill explains the benefits of probiotics from a health standpoint and offers insight on their use in baked foods.
Oils pose no allergy risks
New science looks at the allergen potentials posed by refined vegetable oils.
Molecular structure of new fat makes a difference
Here’s a bakery shortening that really cuts the calories.
What is a bakery shortening
Because they are compound products, shortenings can offer many different features.
How to pick the right bakery shortening
It’s a matter of matching nutrition and functionality.
Bright shiny things
Enzyme-treated starch gives baked foods the ‘egg wash’ touch without the eggs.
Enzymes help bakers bake faster and better
Uses for enzymes in baked foods continue to grow because they simplify the baker’s job.
Different enzymes do different jobs
Enzyme classifications define their roles in baked foods.