AAK showcased its latest non-hydro bakery solutions during the 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas.

“As our industry continues to transition to the regulated removal of partially hydrogenated oils from the food formulators’ toolbox, baking and snack providers are in need of fat and oil solutions to overcome functionality challenges,” says Terry Thomas, president, AAK USA Inc. “Our live baking demos at IBIE showcased how AAK’s solutions allow processors to deliver a ‘no compromise’ experience to consumers while meeting real-world bakery application challenges at the same time. The demos also highlighted our effective customer co-development process, where we work side-by-side with our customers to develop unique solutions to meet their challenges.”

All IBIE prototypes featured AAK’s brand of multi-functional fats that are non-hydrogenated and zero trans, including:

• Savory flatbread – features Cisao®, AAK’s brand of multi-functional palm based bakery fats. Cisao 7831, a non-hydrogenated, no-trans flaked shortening, offers improved flakiness of baked products without the traditional roll-in process, and even distribution to provide softer crumb structure and maintain fresh flavor.

• Cinnamon Danish – features a blend of Cisao®, AAK's non-hydro, no trans bakery fats. Cisao 8253, a flaked shortening with ground cinnamon, provides an even distribution of fat and a light flaky texture while also showcasing cinnamon spice particulates, all without the roll-in process. Cisao 8285, an all-purpose margarine, is a roll-in fat that provides emulsification, color, and a smooth plasticity and consistency that spreads perfectly throughout the lamination process. Cisao 8315 gives the cinnamon filling excellent spreadability and Cisao 8120, AAK’s most versatile shortening, is easily incorporated and provides a creamy mouthfeel.

“We are building a ‘top gun’ Bakery Innovation Team and have invested in a state-of-the-art bakery application lab in Edison, NJ, as well as bakery application labs in Louisville, KY, and Richmond, CA,” Thomas adds. “Now with our recent acquisition of California Oils in Richmond, CA, we are better positioned than any other provider of vegetable oils and fats to bring a local, regional and global approach to solving bakery formulation challenges.”

AAK’s expertise in oils and fats within food applications, its wide range of raw materials, and its broad process capabilities all help the company to develop innovative and value-adding solutions across many industries: chocolate and confectionery, bakery, dairy, functional nutrition, and others . AAK’s proven record of successfully meeting real world application challenges is based on more than 140 years of experience within oils and fats. Plus, AAK’s unique customer co-development approach brings customers’ skills and know-how together with AAK’s multi-oil capabilities, processing resources and technical support, for lasting results.

AAK offers a wide range of raw materials including coconut, palm, palm kernel, soybean, cottonseed, canola, shea, H.E.A.R., corn, non-GMO Project Verified soy, non-GMO canola, high oleic sunflower, and high oleic safflower. With its broad process capabilities and expertise in oils and fats, AAK develops innovative and value-adding solutions to address formulation challenges of all kinds.

As a leader in non-hydro solutions, AAK has been working together with customer partners to provide unique value-adding vegetable oil solutions without trans fats for more than a decade. From bakery mixes, laminated doughs, and icing systems to cream filling systems and whipped toppings, AAK meets today’s consumer and legislative requirements without sacrificing quality, turnaround time or competitive prices.

AAK also continues to lead sustainability efforts and traceability of its raw materials, while making a clear difference to the environment and the local communities where the raw materials are grown and harvested. AAK is a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and offers RSPO-certified material. AAK’s products are derived from renewable crops, with ingredients grown and sourced responsibly as part of a continued commitment to sustainability.


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