Optimize Calcium Propionate Performance.
Extend Bread Mold-free Shelf Life.
Improve your production and consumer appeal.
Bartek is continuously pursuing new innovative uses for malic and fumaric acids, such as Uphold™ Classic: an ingredient technology that works with calcium propionate to optimize bread shelf life and improve overall quality.
Elevate your bakery portfolio with Uphold™ Classic
Optimize Calcium Propionate
Extend mold-free shelf life
Improve Shelf Life and Customer Appeal with Reduced Costs and Better Flavor
An ingredient system that is simple and economical to use and addresses consumer needs
Promote Product Differentiation
Help your bread stand out on the shelf for longer
Enhance Efficacy of Calcium Propionate
Keeping bread mold-free and fresh as long as possible on the shelf enables more flexibility and less waste during distribution, in storage, and at the home. Additionally, delicious baked goods must deliver on consumer expectations of freshness with pleasant softness, aroma, and taste profiles.
Formulators utilize many different methods for bread preservation. The current industry-standard preservative is Calcium Propionate (CalPro)—an inexpensive and effective means of keeping bread fresh on-shelf. However, using too much CalPro can impart unpleasant sensory attributes to baked goods, particularly in terms of flavor and aroma.
These negative attributes can be especially noticeable due to the high levels of CalPro necessary to successfully extend shelf life in breads. Consumers continue to demand baked products that offer them great eating experiences and long shelf lives, and thankfully, Uphold™ Classic can help bakers achieve just that.
Optimize Shelf Life and Consumer Appeal with Reduced Costs and Better Flavor
Uphold™ Classic is an easy to use, drop-in, CalPro-friendly ingredient system that simplifies formulation balancing to optimize shelf life and provide a practical, safe, and uniform delivery of carefully combined functional ingredients. All this while maintaining the desirable sensory qualities that consumers demand.
Uphold™ Classic helps to sustain shelf life and boost performance of the preservative system while using less CalPro. Therefore, it helps bakers and formulators reduce costs and improve overall system performance.
Moreover, Uphold™ Classic minimizes the off-flavors and aromas associated with calcium propionate. The incorporation of Uphold™ Classic helps offset negative taste attributes associated with CalPro and other preservatives to provide softer texture, increased volume of finished products, improved yield through increased dough water absorption, and enhanced process efficiencies due to reduced dough mixing time. The result is a more desirable product for the final consumer.
Elevate your product portfolio with Uphold™, Bartek’s acidulant-based ingredient technology
At Bartek, we apply all we’ve learned from our decades of experience with acidulant applications in the food and beverage industries to address today’s challenges in the bakery industry. Uphold™ Bread Preservation Technology represents our commitment to innovate solutions that create value for, and address the needs of, commercial bread formulators and manufacturers.
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