Briess Industries Inc.

Oct. 8, 2007
Formulations help with brown, black color development challenges

Briess Malt and Ingredient Co. introduces BriesSweet White Sorghum Syrup and Organic Black Cocoa Replacer, two specialty food ingredients developed to help formulators solve unique color development challenges. Both ingredients are all-natural and non-GMO, as well as organic- and kosher-certified.

BriesSweet White Sorghum Syrup is a gluten-free malt extract substitute offering a solution to the challenge of browning cereals, crackers, snack foods, particulates, baked goods and other foods formulated to be gluten-free. It differs from other sorghum syrups currently available because it is produced from the starchy heads of the grain of the sorghum plant, not the cane. It is a nutritive sweetener with the same reducing sugars and amino acids as malt extract, which promote browning and flavor development, and possesses other characteristics similar to malt extract such as moderate- to long-lasting sweetness, humectancy, medium viscosity and improved fermentability. Use as a 1:1 malt extract substitute in existing formulations.

The Black Cocoa Replacer is a whole-grain flour with the color and flavor characteristics of black cocoa. With intense black color, it is an all-natural ingredient milled from pure roasted barley. It can be used as a 1:1 replacement for black cocoa in chocolate sandwich- and wafer-style cookies, breakfast pastries and other foods. It also functions as an all-natural, whole grain colorant.