Is Bread Making You Sick? : Dough Conditioners & Additives

Written by Nicole Schrock - December 11 2015


March 10 2021

Imo, stores need to post an MSDS at each end cap for bread like products as well as most other manufactured foods they sell. I make my own bread and build my formulas on 4 basic ingredients, unbleached unbromated flour, yeast, water, and salt whose proportions vary depending on the type of bread I want. Since domestic bread flour has weak gluten content I strengthen it with vital wheat gluten. I also use malt to boost the malt content of the flour which gives my breads a richer taste. Because I want a European style bread I prepare a poolish and give it at least 14 hours to mature. Big difference from commercial bread and worth the extra effort to make.

Dee kaur
April 11 2017

I just found Datem in Costco brand butter croissant. There used to be L-cystein before.

Cimmay Rivard
November 19 2016

Safeway did it again. They added Datem to their bread. Makes heart beat irregular.

Ada J Nievesz
October 02 2016

Thank you for this great information.

Luke Yancey
March 10 2021

I agree with you- everyone in society is now in the moment of time when they need to ask themselves who they can actually trust. The only sad thing though, is that even if you wanted to just start making your own bread you would have to consider if the ingredients used have additives as well. Self-reliance is so incredibly rare and difficult to achieve these days!

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