Ingredients R&D

California Raisin Marketing Board calls for entries in Raisin Bread Contest

The board’s annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest recognizes and rewards professional and student bakers' creativity.
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Ingredient Briefs: March 2012

PhotoFrost launches Cut-N-Frost Sheets, edible icing sheets made from specially blended frosting that can be used to create borders, patterns and other cake decorations.
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Viachem and AkzoNobel partner on CMC food additives

A new partnership between Viachem and AkzoNobel includes sales and marketing for AkzoNobel’s Akucell line of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) food additives. The efforts target bakeries as well as other food and processed food manufacturers that use specialty ingredients and food additives in their products.
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Hidden Assets

New sweeteners, starches and gums help bakers and snack producers meet consumers’ demand for tasty, better-for-you products.
When eating a favorite snack or bakery product, few people stop and consider all of the ingredients that give these products the taste and mouthfeel they enjoy. Consumers don’t care if the layer cake on their plate is moist because it’s made with a special flour formulation or that a gum blend makes the frosting smooth.
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The Grain Gain

Consumer demand is growing for baked goods and snacks made with whole and ancient grains. And grain suppliers are ready to help fill the voids with new product lines.
Baked goods and snack foods made with whole grains and ancient grains, such as amaranth, oats, quinoa and spelt, used to be sold primarily in specialty natural and organic food stores, healthfood stores and in mom-and-pop stores catering to local ethnic groups. Now, products containing such grains are starting to appear more readily in bakery departments and bread aisles throughout the United States.
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Inventive, Creative Inclusions

As more consumers scrutinize ingredients in the foods they buy, bakers and snack producers are turning to inclusions to create better-for-you products that deliver irresistible taste.
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Chocolate still has a place among comfort foods

Roughly 17.9 million Americans buy boxed chocolate in an average 12-month period, according to Roy Morgan data. A 2011 Roy Morgan report found that 65% of chocolate buyers are women; 52% are over the age of 50 and 66% live either in the Midwest or the South.
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Corn and soybean demand and prices for 2012

Corn and soybean prices have dropped sharply since the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its November Crop Production Report, which contained a smaller forecast of the size of the 2011 harvest for both crops.
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Happy and Healthy Holiday Eating

It’s that time of year again-the holiday season is in full swing. As my family and I gathered around the Thanksgiving table not too long ago, one thing we were unanimously thankful for was our health.
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Keeping Weight Management Real

Many ingredient suppliers are stepping up with heart-healthy, weight-management solutions that allow consumers to indulge without the guilt.
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