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Sugar reduction is a key concern on the

Sunsweet can assist bakers with the

FAST FACTS

minds of today's consumers, particu-

benefits of plum ingredients. For example,

Headquartered in Yuba City,
California, Sunsweet has
evolved into a global company with wide international
distribution. Sunsweet Ingredients are produced by Sunsweet Growers Inc., a grower-owned cooperative founded
in the valleys of Northern
California in 1917. Derived
from the d'Agen prune plum
variety, Sunsweet's plums are
farmed, harvested and processed using the proprietary
technology and experience of
Sunsweet Growers. Sunsweet
plums are distinguished
from common table plums by
their high levels of natural
sorbitol, antioxidants, and
acidity. When the company's
fresh plums are dried, they
yield a rich and complex,
tangy caramel flavor.

larly younger shoppers, and Sunsweet

Sunsweet prune juice concentrate is sweet,

Ingredients offers bakeries a wide range of

but not all of its sweetness comes from

innovative solutions.

sugar.

"I believe sugar reduction is key and fewer

Broken down, the sugars in 100 grams of

preservatives are to follow," says Rick

concentrate contain 21.28 grams glucose,

Perez C.E.C. AAC, corporate R&D chef

14.38 grams fructose, 16.2 grams sorbitol and

for Sunsweet. "Finding cleaner and more

14.38 grams fructose.

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innovative ways to accomplish some of
these target are paramount to the baking

The low levels of sucrose can help keep

industry."

labels free from added sugars.

With ingredients from Sunsweet, bakers

Meanwhile, the sorbitol also helps hold onto

can lower sugar and sodium. Sunsweet's

moisture, which helps ease issues involving

ingredients also maintain peak freshness

dried-out low-sugar baked goods. (Both

longer.

sugar and sorbitol are hygroscopic.)

For example, a fresh muffin extends its

With the consistency and color of molasses

peak shelf life with Sunsweet. In addition,

but with a mellower sweetness, prune juice

"we keep cookies soft and a real comple-

concentrate works in a number of baking

ment to vegan and gluten-free bakery

recipes to boost sweetness and moisture

items, creating a moister tasty product,"

with lower amounts of sugar and fat.

Perez says.
"In the next five years sugars will be reduced
"Crumbling is a thing of the past when

due to the current tide in other food catego-

using our plum ingredients," he adds. "We

ries," Perez says. "Awareness and changes

also add natural caramel color, which is also

in preservatives gain more natural ways and

trending now as well."

R&D thinking out of the current box."

SUNSWEET INGREDIENTS

Rick Perez

SUNSWEET
INGREDIENTS


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Editor's Note - THE INNOVATION ISSUE: helping hands
Contents
Supply Side Innovators
JAMES JONES - AAK
Nicole Rees - AB MAURI NORTH AMERICA
Elisa Maloberti - AMERICAN EGG BOARD
Don Trouba - The Annex by ARDENT MILLS
Stephen Chavez - BAKEMARK
Laura Bergan - BARRY CALLEBAUT North America
Mark Stavro - BUNGE NORTH AMERICA
Kathy Sargent - CORBION
Jennifer Lapaugh - DAWN FOODS
Jordan Beazley - GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE & FOODSERVICE
Natalie Faulkner - GRAIN CRAFT
Josh Johnson - GUITTARD
Herb Ring - HERSHEY
Megan Petit - HOBART
Courtney Schwartz - KEMIN Food Technologies
Rhonda Delaney - LAWRENCE FOODS
Arnaud Deniaud - LESAFFRE
Mihira Rami - DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
Mike Downing - PREGEL AMERICA
Andrew Brimacombe - PURATOS USA
John McIsaac- REISER
Matt Miniat - SOUTH CHICAGO PACKING
Roger Daniels - STRATAS FOODS
Rick Perez - SUNSWEET INGREDIENTS
Andy Sigrist - UNIFILLER
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Formula of the Month
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bake - November 2019 - Editor's Note - THE INNOVATION ISSUE: helping hands
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bake - November 2019 - Contents
bake - November 2019 - 7
bake - November 2019 - Supply Side Innovators
bake - November 2019 - 9
bake - November 2019 - 10
bake - November 2019 - 11
bake - November 2019 - JAMES JONES - AAK
bake - November 2019 - 13
bake - November 2019 - Nicole Rees - AB MAURI NORTH AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 15
bake - November 2019 - Elisa Maloberti - AMERICAN EGG BOARD
bake - November 2019 - 17
bake - November 2019 - Don Trouba - The Annex by ARDENT MILLS
bake - November 2019 - 19
bake - November 2019 - Stephen Chavez - BAKEMARK
bake - November 2019 - Laura Bergan - BARRY CALLEBAUT North America
bake - November 2019 - Mark Stavro - BUNGE NORTH AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 23
bake - November 2019 - Kathy Sargent - CORBION
bake - November 2019 - 25
bake - November 2019 - Jennifer Lapaugh - DAWN FOODS
bake - November 2019 - 27
bake - November 2019 - Jordan Beazley - GENERAL MILLS CONVENIENCE & FOODSERVICE
bake - November 2019 - Natalie Faulkner - GRAIN CRAFT
bake - November 2019 - Josh Johnson - GUITTARD
bake - November 2019 - 31
bake - November 2019 - Herb Ring - HERSHEY
bake - November 2019 - Megan Petit - HOBART
bake - November 2019 - Courtney Schwartz - KEMIN Food Technologies
bake - November 2019 - 35
bake - November 2019 - Rhonda Delaney - LAWRENCE FOODS
bake - November 2019 - Arnaud Deniaud - LESAFFRE
bake - November 2019 - Mihira Rami - DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 39
bake - November 2019 - Mike Downing - PREGEL AMERICA
bake - November 2019 - 41
bake - November 2019 - Andrew Brimacombe - PURATOS USA
bake - November 2019 - 43
bake - November 2019 - John McIsaac- REISER
bake - November 2019 - 45
bake - November 2019 - Matt Miniat - SOUTH CHICAGO PACKING
bake - November 2019 - 47
bake - November 2019 - Roger Daniels - STRATAS FOODS
bake - November 2019 - 49
bake - November 2019 - Rick Perez - SUNSWEET INGREDIENTS
bake - November 2019 - 51
bake - November 2019 - Andy Sigrist - UNIFILLER
bake - November 2019 - 53
bake - November 2019 - Product Showcase
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