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Better-for-you bakery: AAK presents multi-functional fat and oil solutions

09.09.2019 (FoodIngredientsFirst) - 09 Sep 2019 --- AAK has created several concepts to showcase the company’s fat and oil solutions that help bakers create indulgent and better-for-you non-dairy plant-based products consumers will embrace. The company’s newest global brand for plant-based foods, AkoPlanet, offers formulators a real-life solution for plant-based foods and supports AAK’s efforts to keep pace with consumers’ desires for clean label and sustainable products.

AAK will present its expanded portfolio of formulation solutions during the 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE 2019).

“AAK understands the vital role fats and oils play in bakery products, and our customer innovation experts work with customers to utilize our expansive toolbox of supplier partners. This is while we co-develop formulation solutions that are on-trend and full of flavor while they meet our customers’ goals,” says Octavio Diaz de Leon, President of AAK USA and AAK North Latin America. 

All bakery items on show at IBIE feature one or more of AAK’s latest multi-functional fat solutions that are non-hydrogenated and low in saturated fat, including:

- Mini chocolate chip cupcakes with vanilla frosting: This vanilla cake is filled with chocolate chips and topped with a dollop of creamy vanilla frosting, making this cupcake a real crowd-pleaser. AAK’s CISAO 81-20 all-purpose shortening, made with palm for reduced saturated fat applications, gives the cupcake its clean mouthfeel along with great creamability and the ability to customize. 

CISAO 81-16 is featured in an emulsified shortening to give the frosting its creamy texture, help retain its shape and structure, and allow its delicate vanilla flavor to shine through. CEBES 29-72 NH is AAK’s cocoa butter substitute, giving the chocolate chips a clean mouthfeel with no waxy coating and an optimal melt profile, allowing the chips to retain their structure during storage, baking and in the final product.

- Plant-based cheesy garlic biscuits: This plant-based cheesy garlic bite showcases AAK’s newest organic solution, AKOPLANET 28-001 ORD – made with a unique blend of organic coconut and organic sunflower oils to create the deliciously on-trend plant-based “cheese.” CEBES 81-20 is included as a non-hydrogenated all-purpose palm oil shortening to reduce saturated fat. CISAO 78-31 flaked shortening, made with palm and palm kernel oil, is incorporated to evenly distribute fat, creating a tender mouthfeel while delivering the cheesy garlic flavor.

AAK offers a wide range of vegetable oils including canola, primate-free coconut, organic, corn, palm and palm kernel that is Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certified/segregated, soybean that is verified non-GMO and high oleic sunflower and safflower. 

With its broad process capabilities and expertise in fats and oils, AAK develops solutions to address formulation challenges of all kinds and across many industries – bakery, chocolate & confectionery, dairy, animal feed, frying, plant-based and special nutrition.