Starches add to bread shelf-life

By John Wood

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Ulrick & Short: new emulsifiers will mean up to a day's additional shelf-life
Ulrick & Short: new emulsifiers will mean up to a day's additional shelf-life
Two starches that are claimed to increase the shelf-life of loaves significantly and enhance the height and softness with no detriment to taste or texture, have been launched by clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short.

The company said a 2% inclusion of Synergie Melody and Synergie Superdust in a standard white loaf commercial recipe will provide up to a day's additional shelf-life with additional springiness maintained to at least the best before date.

Effective emulsifiers

Even when emulsifiers are reduced the inclusion is still fully effective, giving bread manufacturers the opportunity to improve their product and clean up their labelling as the two new starches are wheat based.

Niamh Davern, development technologist at Ulrick & Short, explained: “The Synergie range has already proved itself in many food applications, including for thickening savoury sauces.

“This is a fresh development, which has been undergoing trials for some time with a well-known bakery customer, and we're completely confident in our claims of increased shelf-life and volume, plus enhanced softness and springy texture but with absolutely no adverse effects."

No requirement

Davern said at the moment bakeries may use enzymes to enhance their products artificially, with no requirement to declare these.

“According to Campden BRI, this situation could change as the trend for clean and clear labelling gains more momentum, and our new products could provide far-sighted bakers with the first step in the race to stay ahead of the trends and their competition.”

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Posted by umesh,

This is a big innovation!

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