The food company Granotec launched a product added to bread that reduces the amount of salt and fat without changing the taste or texture The Chilean food company Granotec launched ‘Pannivita’, a product added to bread that reduces the amount of salt and fat without changing the taste or texture of the bread. “This is achieved with a mixture of enzymes, proteins that are a kind of scissors that cut the starches and provide food for the yeast”, explained the technical manager of the company Ximena López.
Chile is the second country on the planet with the highest consumption pan and hypertension affects 10% of the population, while it affects almost a billion people in the world.
The government implemented the law to bring sodium consumption closer to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended five grams per day. Chile is currently at 12. Pannivita is a powdered mixture that allows the reduction of critical ingredients, so the breads are healthier, because they are in line with the sodium reduction promoted by the Ministry of Health, less than 400 milligrams of sodium.
The Ministry of Health issued a regulation for bakers to reduce or replace the salt in the recipe sodium for potassium, “but it made the bread bitter and people didn’t like it,” explained a Granoteco spokesman.
The taste was the most difficult barrier in development, but it was achieved by replacing salt with natural plant extracts, and the properties of texture and air retention were achieved thanks to a series of fibers. After a quantitative study of almost 700 estimators, no significant differences were found in bread, and according to the company, the cost of “Pannvita” does not represent an increase in the price of bread.
The Daily Fresh company in Chile is launching its sandwiches with bread containing “Pannivita”, although the food, biotechnology and new technologies company warns that it can also be used in the preparation of foods such as pizzas and empanadas.
The product is sold to Chilean bakery companies, but Granotec intends to export it to other regions of Latin America.
Source: Agency EFE