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Mother nature's sweeteners
Bakery formulators search for options to cope with the need to declare ‘added sugars’ on package labels.

Theresa Cogswell breaks down the importance of enriched flour
The trend among bakers to move away from enriched flour raises troubling questions.

Getting creative with yeast
Bakers yeast not only leavens baked foods but also serves them functionally to enable creative solutions.

Multifaceted Brazilian cheese bread mix offers bakers countless opportunities
Brazilian cheese bread mix brings clean-label, gluten-free and non-GMO alternatives to North America.

Natural flavors meet ethnic trends
Spicy and ethnic flavors continue to trend upward, but not just any heat will do.

Chocolate suppliers meet community needs
Independent programs provide additional assistance to farmers and their neighborhoods.

Steeplechase to great taste
Consumer demand for recognizable ingredients drives the switch to natural flavors and colors. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some hurdles to overcome first.

Sustainability and chocolate
Consumers expect more from their food, including sustainable sourcing.

The many uses of purple corn
The benefits of purple corn reach far and wide thanks to anthocyanins.

Resistant starch functionality
Resistant starches are the easiest of the insoluble dietary fibers to use because they tend to be non-hygroscopic and exhibit low water-binding capabilities.

Intro to prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics
Use this primer to make sure you know the difference.

Going nutty in more ways than one
Nuts can be paired with distinctive and new flavor combinations that today’s consumers’ crave.

Starch's health benefits
Resistant starch added to baked foods and snacks holds many surprising health perks.

Fruits and nuts build product appeal
Here’s why you should experiment with combinations of fruits and nuts in your formulations.

Starch: The secret weapon
Take another look at resistant starch when working to boost the dietary fiber content of baked foods and snacks.

Reasons to choose cherries
With functional and nutritional benefits, Montmorency tart cherries also deliver a note of indulgence with their flavor, texture and visual appeal.

AIB offers FSMA help
How do you know your ovens provide the FSMA kill step for food pathogens? AIB International helps you calculate the answer.

Simple Mills puts health center stage
Chicago-based company seeks to bring the quality and health-consciousness associated with store perimeters to the center aisle.

Puratos nearly doubles its sourdough library
The American collection grows by 12 samples.

New horizons for craft baking
Wheat Montana flourishes as a small, nimble bakery with the freedom to innovate.

How hydrocolloids aid stability
Icings and glazes depend on gums to function properly.

Water icing applications
Glazes and water icings have many purposes in the baking world.

Problems with protein
When formulating baked goods with extra protein, bakers need to be aware of pitfalls that can make high-protein products difficult to machine.

Theresa Cogswell offers IBIE advice
Here are tips about what to look for at IBIE 2016 and how to make the most of the show … with a few insights from Albert Einstein, too.

Whole grains: Making the conversion
What does it take to recast bakery favorites into whole grain formats?