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Influence of ingredients and chemical components on the quality of Chinese steamed bread
- Zhu, Fan
- Food chemistry 2014 v.163 pp. 154-162
- breads, ingredients, nutritive value, shelf life, sourdough, staple foods, wheat flour, yeasts, China
- Chinese steamed bread (CSB) is a staple food in China since ancient time. The basic ingredients include wheat flour, yeast/sourdough, and water. Current consumer trends urge the production of CSB on a large scale as well as the formulation of healthier CSB with specific nutritional benefits. This requires a better definition of the relationship between the properties of ingredients/chemical components and CSB quality. This review summarises the recent advances in understanding the roles of basic and optional ingredients and their chemical components in the appearance, textural, sensory, and shelf-life properties of CSB, and provides suggestions for further research to match the current trends.