FDBusiness.com

DuPont Nutrition & Health Develops a Niche for Reduced Fat Tortillas

 Breaking News
  • World’s Most Modern Snack Plant Begins Operations in Finland The world’s most modern dairy snack plant has commenced operation at Valio Riihimäki in Southern Finland. The snack plant is the largest single investment in Valio’s history. Construction of the new snack plant began in 2014 and took about three years. The area of the plant building is approximately 20,000 square metres. The plant is [...]...
  • FrieslandCampina Sells Fruit Juice Business The Dutch investment company Standard Investment is acquiring Riedel, the fruit juice business of FrieslandCampina, for an undisclosed sum. Based at Ede in the Netherlands, Riedel has a turnover of about €125 million and employs 200 people. Completion of the transaction is expected before the end of 2017. Earlier this year, FrieslandCampina announced that it would [...]...
  • LacPatrick is Cream of the Crop in UAE LacPatrick, the international dairy co-operative, has secured over £1 million of sales of its LP spray dried whole milk and skimmed milk powder in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following participation at the Gulfood exhibition in February 2017. LacPatrick is one of Northern Ireland’s major manufacturing employers, employing over 300 staff across its Ballyrashane, Artigarvan [...]...
  • Tate & Lyle Launches CLARIA® Instant Functional Clean-Label Starches Tate & Lyle, a leading global provider of food ingredients and solutions, has announced a further expansion of its line of CLARIA® Functional Clean-Label Starches with the introduction of two new instant starch products: CLARIA® Instant 340 and 360. As claims such as ‘smooth’, ‘luscious’ and ‘velvet’ continue to grow, manufacturers are eager to develop textures [...]...
  • Reveal Impact – Ardagh Group to Launch a Two-Stage Thermochromic Solution Reveal Impact features combined temperature-sensitive inks with a twist. The new solution for aluminium cans uses two different thermochromic inks, which both boast the same colour when cooled down. However, once the can gets warmer again, one colour disappears quicker than the other, revealing a hidden message to the consumer. The revealed message surprises the [...]...
  • HKScan Opens New €80 Million Poultry Plant HKScan, the Nordic meat group, has just opened its new, state-of-the-art poultry unit at Rauma in Finland. Valued at over €80 million, the new facility is the largest investment in HKScan’s history. Indeed, the state-of-the-art Rauma unit ranks among the most significant investments in the history of the Finnish food industry. Jari Latvanen, president and chief [...]...

DuPont Nutrition & Health Develops a Niche for Reduced Fat Tortillas

March 09
10:35 2013

 DuPont Nutrition & Health is helping tortilla manufacturers take advantage of a growing market with a new opportunity to raise the nutritional profile and cut the cost of their products through fat reduction. The latest statistics from Nielsen show tortilla sales continue to grow at a rate of 6.5 per cent a year in Western Europe. As more brand and private label products enter the market, added value tortillas with an improved nutritional profile offer a new unique selling proposition to health-conscious consumers.

Using solutions from its POWERFlex® range, which is part of the DuPont™ Danisco® portfolio, DuPont has developed a concept for reducing the fat in tortillas by 50 per cent or more, without compromising on the processing or eating quality.

The ability of POWERFlex® to maintain dough elasticity in lean recipes ensures a smoother process when producing tortillas with the desired size and shape. Sensory properties are also unchanged, as the characteristic soft, moist feel and good folding properties remain intact.

“Fat reduction is a way for manufacturers to differentiate their brand and reach out to a wider consumer group. And, with less fat in the recipe, ingredient costs are inevitably reduced,” says Anne Host Stenbak, Strategic Marketing Manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health.

The reduced fat concept is one of several developed using POWERFlex® solutions for tortillas. Further possibilities include a sweet coconut tortilla for desserts and snacks, and high-fibre tortillas made with rye or whole grain flour.

To meet today’s expectations for fresh-keeping quality, DuPont has optimised the options for soft, appealing and microbiologically stable tortillas with a shelf-life of up to nine months. These include solutions made with certified sustainable mass balance palm oil, or palm oil alternatives.

“Tortillas are the front-runners for industrially-produced ethnic breads, which also include naan bread, piadina and other flatbread types. The POWERFlex® range has broad application potential within this bakery segment,” Stenbak adds.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements