By extending the shelf life of baked goods, these solutions support industry players in actively reducing food waste
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living has introduced the latest additions to its BakeZyme® portfolio, BakeZyme® Fresh XL and BakeZyme® Master.
Developed to address freshness challenges faced by bakers worldwide, these new maltogenic amylase solutions – which will be showcased at this year’s FI Europe – enable the production of high-quality baked goods, such as on-the-go sandwiches and tortilla wraps, with improved, longer-lasting softness and sensory properties. On-trend, these ingredients allow producers to meet consumer demand for convenient food that stays fresh for longer, without compromising on quality or taste. By extending the shelf life of baked goods, these solutions support industry players in actively reducing food waste.
Following extensive trials in a range of bread and flour types, BakeZyme Fresh XL has been designed to increase moistness and resilience in bread, keeping products soft and fresh for longer. Meanwhile, Bakezyme Master is a premium amylase that has a similar level of performance as BakeZyme Fresh XL but also improves the resilience and foldability of baked goods. This solution enhances the sensory profile of bread and delays staling, even when refrigerated. In addition, Bakezyme Master improves the foldability of tortilla wraps, preventing cracking at folding points. This enables producers to achieve a stronger product appeal for consumers and improve process efficiency for manufacturers.
By introducing BakeZyme Fresh XL and BakeZyme Master to their production processes, manufacturers can effectively extend the shelf life of baked goods, preventing food spoilage and thereby reducing food waste. Food waste has become a prominent issue worldwide. For example, 20 million slices of bread are thrown away every year in the UK, making it one of the top ten most wasted solid food items. In the Netherlands bread accounts for the greatest share of solid food waste, with Dutch households wasting 9kg of bread per year or 732kg of bread during a person’s lifetime.
These new freshness solutions have been tested extensively, with results demonstrating a strong performance in the market.