Dupont bakery concepts

DuPont Nutrition & Health is putting bakery on the weight management map with new opportunities to keep consumers fuller longer and help them reduce their calorie intake overall. Five new concept ideas, each enriched with Litesse polydextrose dietary fibre and Supro soy protein, target weight conscious consumers who want to put hunger on hold.

“Industrial bakers have good reason to be optimistic about the consumer shift away from strict diet regimes. With the right recipe, bakery snacks can be an obvious choice for consumers who want to manage their weight through their everyday lifestyle,” says Jan Charles Hansen, principal bakery application specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health in Braband, Denmark.

Among the opportunities is an original concept for a baked nutrition bar. Simple to produce on existing bakery equipment, the tray baked cereal bar is rich in Litesse and Supro Nuggets, a crispy combination of soy protein, barley, rice and oats that contains 60 per cent vegetable protein and complements the cereal taste and texture.

The bars qualify for EU-approved high protein and fibre claims and also contain Fructofin fructose, which supports long-term blood sugar stability.

DuPont has participated in many of the clinical studies that have documented the satiating capability of polydextrose and soy protein. Mechanisms are believed to include the slower release of energy in the blood stream and the stimulation of gut hormones, which send a signal to the appetite control centre in the brain.

“The overall conclusion from these studies is that foods enriched with Litesse polydextrose dietary fibre and Supro soy protein result in a statistically significant reduction in the calories consumed later in the day,” says Michael Bond, health platform leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health in Reigate, United Kingdom.

In addition to the baked nutrition bars, DuPont has developed inspirational concepts for filling breakfast biscuits, sweet muffins, wholemeal bread and soft white bread buns.

“Our bakery concepts are appealing, convenient snacks with a healthy glow,” says Jan Charles Hansen.

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