WACKER is attending the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, where it will be presenting CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin as a vegetarian-grade emulsifier-substitute for innovative egg-free baked goods.
CAVAMAX® W6 stabilises oil-in-water emulsions effectively, thus making it possible to prepare a wide range of vegetarian baked goods that do not need the addition of egg or egg powder. The purely vegetarian-grade sugar molecules are low in calories, contain no cholesterol or fat, are non-allergenic, and are made entirely from renewable raw materials.
The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is being held in Chicago, US, from 16 July to 19 July.
IFT sees WACKER presenting CAVAMAX® W6 alphadextrin for making innovative desserts, cakes, bread products and baked goods without the need for any eggs or egg powder. Conventional baked goods such as cakes, muffins and waffles often contain egg or egg powder, the emulsifying properties of which stabilise the structure of the batter. However, animal-based emulsifiers can have some critical disadvantages: they are sensitive to heat and acids, have only a limited shelf life, may contain cholesterol, and are potentially allergenic. In addition, an increasing number of consumers are consciously avoiding products that contain animal ingredients.
In this regard, alphadextrin represents a plant-based and cholesterol-free alternative. This emulsifying, soluble dietary fibre is an efficient way to stabilise oil-in-water emulsions.
Alphadextrin can, therefore, replace some or all of the eggs or egg powder that is conventionally used. CAVAMAX® W6 produces a good cake and crumb structure and has absolutely no effect on flavour. A water-soluble white powder, CAVAMAX® W6 is easy to use and process.
In many baked goods, the use of CAVAMAX® W6 can reduce, or even entirely eliminate, the need for eggs or egg powder. Alphadextrin can be used to make innovative vegetarian desserts, bread products and baked goods, ranging from pound cakes and layer cakes, to muffins, waffles, pancakes and gluten-free bread.
CAVAMAX® W6 is manufactured by WACKER entirely from renewable raw materials by a biotechnology route. Low in calories and of plant origin, alphadextrin offers a cholesterol-free and non-allergenic alternative that is suitable for a wide range of foodstuffs.