Pre-dusts are critical components to any batter and breaded food product. They are the primary interface between the substrate and coating and these systems play a key role in optimizing coating adhesion.

Pre-dusts also play a vital role in determining the texture of both the substrate and the coating after cooking and/or re-heating. They help prevent moisture from migrating into the coatings, thus keeping the substrate moist and the coating crispy. Pre-dusts also can be used to incorporate flavor into finished products.

Advanced Food Systems, AFS®, offers pre-dust systems for various substrates such as chicken, pork, beef, seafood, vegetables and more. Each pre-dust is designed based on the natural characteristics of the substrate as well as the cooking process and reconstitution method.

Achieving the right balance of flavor and texture is essential to developing successful products. AFS’ expert culinary and food science team is ready to help develop a customized ingredient system for your food challenge.

For additional information on our products, contact Technical Service at (800) 787-3067 or email:

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