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25 Sep 2012 - 10:00

DuPont Nutrition & Health Puts High-Fibre Bread on Consumers’ Radar

DuPont Nutrition & Health is meeting the need for bakery solutions that make high-fibre bread more acceptable to consumers at large. The latest advances in enzyme technology have given viable opportunities to overcome common sensory pitfalls and bake soft, high-volume bread with unrivalled fresh-keeping properties and a consumer-friendly label.

New FIBERline™ enzyme complex, from the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient range, is at the heart of these enzyme solutions, which are shaking up old perceptions of high-fibre bread as dry, tough and unappealing to the consumer majority.

Key Influence on Sensory Quality
In wholemeal, wholegrain and added-fibre breads, FIBERline™ has displayed an excellent ability to strengthen the gluten structure and slow the staling process – both key to a high sensory quality.
High-fibre bread gains a volume, softness and fresh-keeping quality similar to that of traditional white bread, which remains the overriding first choice of consumers in Europe.

Cleaner Label Options
The power of FIBERline™ is such that bakers can respond to market demands for cleaner label products by either using enzymes in their formulations, or by replacing conventional ascorbic acid with natural acerola extract at no expense to bread volume and shape.

Bakers also can choose to add emulsifiers alongside the enzyme complex to achieve an even better sensory quality than obtainable when baking high-fibre bread with enzymes only.
Encouraging More Fibre in the Diet

“A consumer research study conducted in cooperation with Lindberg Research, indicates that the majority of Western Europeans understand the positive effect of fibre in the diet and are aware that their fibre intake is generally too low,” said Anne Host Stenbak, industry marketing manager at DuPont Nutrition & Health.

“The only way to encourage consumers to eat more fibre is to raise the sensory quality of high-fibre foods. This is what FIBERline™ does for high-fibre bread – whilst also giving the option to reduce the number of ingredients on labels,” added Host Stenbak.

Regardless of the FIBERline™ benefits for wholemeal bread, some consumers will always prefer white bread. For this segment, Litesse® polydextrose, from the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient range, is the ideal fibre source.

Litesse® is a recognised prebiotic dietary fibre that enables a high-fibre claim. Used in combination with a hydrocolloid such as GRINDSTED® CMC, also from the DuPont™ Danisco® ingredient range, the fibre can be added without impacting the softness, taste and eating qualities of the final white bread.

For more information, please visit www.bakeryperformance.com where DuPont Nutrition & Health shares its bakery know-how and solutions.

DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food.  Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing. www.danisco.com

DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food.  Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

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Richard Donovan
Richard Donovan
Communications Manager
+33 (0) 6 71 58 98 54
Paris, France