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Ancient Grains In Depth: Bulgur, Buckwheat, Millet, Spelt & Teff Jill Frank Ancient grains continually top the lists of new product launches in the US and Europe. Food expert author, Jill Frank, expands on some grains that may not be widely known or understood including bulgur, buckwheat, millet, spelt and teff.
Chemical Leavening; Predictable & Effective Jill Frank Leavening baked goods requires the incorporation of gas to achieve a crumb structure which is light and airy. Leavening can be accomplished mechanically (example: creaming or lamination), biologically (example: yeast or bacteria like sourdough starters), ...view more Leavening baked goods requires the incorporation of gas to achieve a crumb structure which is light and airy. Leavening can be accomplished mechanically (example: creaming or lamination), biologically (example: yeast or bacteria like sourdough starters), or chemically. In this article, food expert, Jill Frank, talks about carbion dioxide sources, leavening acids and baking powders. view less
Detection of Differences in Corn Quality for Extrusion Processes by Rapid Visco Analyzer RIBUS, Inc. Extruded cereal products are the result of the interaction of the extrusion process and the ingredients in the formula. Consequently, the product qualities are significantly affected by extruder operation and the quality and functional aspects of the ingr...view more Extruded cereal products are the result of the interaction of the extrusion process and the ingredients in the formula. Consequently, the product qualities are significantly affected by extruder operation and the quality and functional aspects of the ingredients. This feature article covers detection of differences in corn quality for extrusion processes. view less
Efficient and precise: Particle size and shape measurement with Dynamic Image Analysis Retsch GmbH The advantages of Dynamic Image Anaylsus are wide dynamic measuring ranges, excellent compatibility to sieve analysis according to ICUMSA, reliable detection of smallest amounts of undersize and over size, and several dispersion options. It also offers sh...view more The advantages of Dynamic Image Anaylsus are wide dynamic measuring ranges, excellent compatibility to sieve analysis according to ICUMSA, reliable detection of smallest amounts of undersize and over size, and several dispersion options. It also offers short measurement times, excellent reproducibility and repeatability, high resolution, and significant reduction of workload compared to sieving. view less
Food Formulator Playbook: Making Chocolate with Cocoa Butter Alternatives Jill Frank This food formulator playbook discusses the exciting ways of making chocolate with cocoa butter alternatives. High demand for this key chocolate ingredient combined with supply challenges sends many food formulators looking for alternatives. This playboo...view more This food formulator playbook discusses the exciting ways of making chocolate with cocoa butter alternatives. High demand for this key chocolate ingredient combined with supply challenges sends many food formulators looking for alternatives. This playbook discusses Cocoa Butter Substitue (CBS), Cocoa Butter Replacer (CBR), and Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE). view less
How Much Technical Knowledge is Necessary for Commercial Management in the Beverage Industry? Martin Ernst Haug In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses how much technical knowledge is crucial for commercial management in the beverage industry. He gives a breakdown of important aspects of a successful team and atmosphere...view more In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses how much technical knowledge is crucial for commercial management in the beverage industry. He gives a breakdown of important aspects of a successful team and atmosphere in a modern beverage company. view less
Juice from red-fleshed apples – a successful novelty in the juice segment? Martin Ernst Haug In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses the various attributes for apples including harvest, resistance to disease, storage stability and sensory properties such as color, taste, and smell. He covers the topic ...view more In this article by food and beverage industry expert Martin Ernst Haug, he discusses the various attributes for apples including harvest, resistance to disease, storage stability and sensory properties such as color, taste, and smell. He covers the topic of products made from red-fleshed apples and how they may represent an opportunity to put the traditional segment into a new spotlight. view less
Rosemary: A Natural Antioxidant for Clean Label Food Products Jill Frank Rosemary in a natural antioxidant being used for clean label food products. In this article by industry expert Jill Frank, she discusses how rosemary can be used in formulations, as well as their many useful components such as carnosol, carnosic acid, ro...view more Rosemary in a natural antioxidant being used for clean label food products. In this article by industry expert Jill Frank, she discusses how rosemary can be used in formulations, as well as their many useful components such as carnosol, carnosic acid, rosmarinol and rosmarinic acids that offer antioxidant effects, and aid in extending the shelf life of food products. view less
Safflower Blooms with Ingredient Possibilities Jill Frank The safflower plant is primarily grown for its seeds, it also has uses as a color and flavor for foods as well as other industries such as cosmetics and textiles. Learn about how safflower petals, seeds and oil may be used for multiple applications in thi...view more The safflower plant is primarily grown for its seeds, it also has uses as a color and flavor for foods as well as other industries such as cosmetics and textiles. Learn about how safflower petals, seeds and oil may be used for multiple applications in this article from industry expert Jill Frank. view less
Sample Preparation and Analysis of Arsenic in Rice Retsch GmbH There have been a number of recent reports published concerning the levels of arsenic found in rice and rice products. Consumer Reports in the United States is recommending that people limit their rice consumption, after finding arsenic in over 60 rice pr...view more There have been a number of recent reports published concerning the levels of arsenic found in rice and rice products. Consumer Reports in the United States is recommending that people limit their rice consumption, after finding arsenic in over 60 rice products they tested. view less
The Art of Milling Retsch GmbH This article is about the art of milling.
The Basics of Anti-Caking Agents Jill Frank Anti-caking agents are anhydrous compounds that are added in small amounts to dry foods to prevent the particles caking together and ensure the product remains dry and free-flowing. In this article, food expert, Jill Frank discusses the basics of anti-ca...view more Anti-caking agents are anhydrous compounds that are added in small amounts to dry foods to prevent the particles caking together and ensure the product remains dry and free-flowing. In this article, food expert, Jill Frank discusses the basics of anti-caking agents. She explains the importance of anti-caking agents in foods as well as other industries such as those producing cosmetics and detergents. view less
The Search for Off-Flavor Detection in Beverages Continues Martin Ernst Haug Martin Ernst Haug continues his beverage discussion by explaining how an off-flavor depends on the food matrix. The main points include off-flavor generation, sensory off-flavor markers, and an outlook for the future.
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Vitamin B3 (Niacin): A Crucial Nutrient Jill Frank In this article food industry expert Jill Frank discusses the crucial nutrient Vitamin B3 also know as Niacin. She discusses recommended intake, the role of B3 in the body as well as recent news updates on Vitamin B3.
Xanthan Gum: A Multifaceted Polysaccharide Jill Frank From bakery to beverages and sauces to ice creams, xanthan gum helps control thickening across a broad assortment of food products. How is this widely-used ingredient created, what are its key properties and how can it be used in your formulations? Read t...view more From bakery to beverages and sauces to ice creams, xanthan gum helps control thickening across a broad assortment of food products. How is this widely-used ingredient created, what are its key properties and how can it be used in your formulations? Read this ingredient deep dive from Jill Frank for the 411 on xanthan gum. view less