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Wholemeal bread, and how to improve its quality

Wholemeal bread, and how to improve its quality

After discussing wholemeal flours in our last entry, today we’ll talk about wholemeal bread, its advantages, and its challenges. Like all our blog posts, I aim for them to be comprehensive but not excessively lengthy. For this reason, I’ll be including some links to more extensive works, in case you want to delve deeper into any of the points. Nutritional aspects Today, the benefits of increased consumption of whole grain products are undeniable. This higher consumption has been linked to…

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Wholemeal Flours

Wholemeal Flours

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of consuming wholemeal products. And companies have taken on the challenge of producing higher-quality wholemeal products. In this post, we’ll analyse wholemeal flours, how to produce them, assess their quality, and explore the possibilities available to millers and manufacturers of wholemeal products. In a subsequent post, we’ll discuss the advantages of wholemeal products and how we can improve the quality of bread and other wholemeal products. Wholemeal Flour…

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Oats: A Unique and Interesting Cereal

Oats: A Unique and Interesting Cereal

Oats are a very curious and interesting cereal. Yet, at least in Spain, they are not experiencing the success they could. As we will see, this cereal shares similarities with others, but it also has significant differences, both in composition and morphology, that make it very special. Let’s start by highlighting that oats are a husked cereal, like barley or rice (there are also husked wheats, but these are less common). This means that in companies that process oats, specific…

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Sugar-Free Products (or with less sugar)

Sugar-Free Products (or with less sugar)

Today’s entry is a bit longer than usual, but I don’t dare to split it into two. So, hang in there. I’ve tried to summarize many aspects of intensive sweeteners and polyols, as they cover a lot of ground. But surely, if you’re interested, you can find more information in books and articles. We’ve discussed the roles of sugar in baking and other baked goods, but we haven’t talked about how to reduce the amount of this ingredient or replace…

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