New white wheat concentrate claimed to bring taste and colour benefits

By Mike Stones

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A new white wheat concentrate brings brings taste and colour benefits, claims its producer, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI), part of Groupe Limagrain, the EU’s largest seed breeder.

LCI’s marketing manager for Bakery, Anne Lionnet said: “absoluteWHEAT is a true concentrate of the nutrients in wheat - including minerals, vitamins and fibre - and has a big plus in taste and colour.​” And it is easy to use, she added.

Sourced from white wheats, the ingredient is said to have an attractive light colour and a reduction in the bitterness that can be found with standard wheats.

Breakfast cereals

The ingredient is designed for use in the bakery market in bread, for precooked loaves or baguettes; for whole wheat crepes; for croissants; and for breadcrumbs. It is also suitable for pasta, biscuit and breakfast cereals.

Produced without artificial additives or colours, the ingredient is produced from specially-selected white wheat varieties from the breeding programme of Groupe Limagrain offering full traceability.

LCI produces the ingredient from different white wheat flours using a patented hydrothermal treatment process called Farigel which naturally modifies the intrinsic properties of natural cereals.

Functional flour

Meanwhile, earlier this year LCI launched Farigel wheat TM80 a functional flour that is said to bring softness, normally due to fat, to muffins and cakes. It is a new range of clean label improvers for bakery products include Dafa crisp croissant CLX for puff pastry products, said a company statement.

LCI said manufacturers want to increase both the initial softness and shelf life of, for example, sponge cakes and muffins.

TM80’s controlled rheology (flow pattern behaviour) and binding with water before and during baking means the product stays soft throughout its shelf life, it claims.

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