Baking solutions for a changing world
At Lesaffre, we solve for tomorrow’s challenges with our ever-growing array of professional baking solutions.
Clean Label and Organic Baking
Consumers are scrutinizing labels like never before, seeking out ingredients they can understand at a glance. Organic and non-GMO food purchases are also on the rise, and bakers who pay attention to these and other clean-label consumer trends will win over customers and secure shelf space.
Many of our best-selling products are available in clean label, organic, non-GMO, and allergen-free versions. Products like enzyme-based dough conditioners, replacers, natural mold inhibitors, aluminum-free leaveners, and non-GMO and organic baking powders ensure your labels stay clean and your customers continue to purchase. Just a few of the ingredients we can eliminate are MDG, DATEM, SSL/CSL, ADA, and iodates.
Extended Shelf Life and Anti-Staling
Baked goods are a truly sensory experience, and the fresher they feel, the happier the consumer. Ensuring baked goods stay good for longer periods of time can be a make-or-break moment for both new-to-market products and the tried-and-true. Every product that goes bad is a hit to the bottom line for bakers big and small.
As baking industry experts, we have the answers to extending shelf life for every kind of baked good with a wide range of clean label ESL ingredients for mold inhibition and anti-staling. For example, one study alone showed our ability to extend the shelf life of pita from 10 to 21 days. Many of our ESL products are so efficient, that it takes fewer ingredients for more freshness.
Improved Taste and Flavor
From the traditional to the new and exciting, the taste and flavor of baked goods is what draws repeat purchase. One study completed by our Lesaffre TrendVision™ showed the more positive sensory experiences a consumer had, the more brand loyal they become. The right combination of aroma, taste, and sensate components can set baked goods apart from the crowd – yet they have to withstand high temperatures and, increasingly, not dirty up a clean label.
Sweet, rustic, umami, artisan, or international – whatever flavor experience you are seeking for your baked good, we have a solution. Malts, blends, and even ryes and sourdoughs for breads, crusts, cakes, tortillas, and more, Lesaffre has a unique taste and flavor solution for you.
Production Efficiency in Baking
It’s cliché but true: time is money, and there’s a balance bakers have to find in giving their products the time and ingredients they need to be their best and getting them to the shelf as soon as possible. Moreover, efficiency goes beyond processes and ingredients and into ensuring the right people are filling crucial roles throughout production.
With 170 years and counting in the baking industry, Lesaffre has an in-depth understanding of the baking process. Our range of relaxers, improvers, sourdoughs, replacers, and blends offers bakers more efficient ingredients that speed production, enhance outcomes, and reduce usage for a highly functioning production line.
Innovative Baking Solutions
Consumer attitudes and societal trends can shift quickly, and once secular foods are now reaching every corner of the world. It can be hard to stay agile in an ever-changing market and constant product reformulation fails can be a costly endeavor. As a result, innovation can sometimes take a backseat.
As one of the world’s largest baking ingredients suppliers, Lesaffre has the capabilities to partner with bakeries big and small to develop new products, create custom applications, and fortify current offerings. Our passionate and entrepreneurial approach to baking ensures we track and share trends, provide the most up-to-date solutions, and use this knowledge to create tailor-made solutions for you.
Baking with You
Lesaffre serves the entire baking industry, from the largest industrial bakers in the country to the local corner bakery. With our North America Baking Center™ network and a dedicated Pizza Innovation Center, we have the tools you need to develop, test, and successfully replicate formulas. Our fully equipped centers and expert sales and technical support staff ideate and problem-solve alongside you to create the best in baking.