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Bakery applications

Clean label

Clean label bakery offers a competitive edge by meeting the growing consumer demand for transparency and natural ingredients.

A shorter ingredients list, free of E numbers, and recognizable ingredients, that’s what consumers are looking for today. By producing clean label baked goods, you can reassure consumers that only real ingredients were used in the formulation.

The clean label trend has grown in parallel with consumers’ distaste for artificial ingredients. Clean label means much more than a short list of food ingredients; it has relevance not only to health, but also to transparency. According to Ingredion’s study (Source: Proprietary global consumer research (ATLAS 2023), despite inflation, 78 % of global consumers are ready to pay extra for clean label meaning natural, organic, or non-artificial ingredients.

Valio’s pure dairy ingredients offer alternative ways to improve stability, texture, taste, volume and nutritional value of bakery products. With our applications and recipe expertise, you can produce clean label pastries, bread, cakes, biscuits, and other baked goods that have a great taste, superior texture, and irresistible appearance.

With our solutions, you can:

  1. Create stable texture with a soft mouthfeel.
  2. Produce rich and succulent taste.
  3. Prolong the shelf life of your products.
  4. Improve the brown baked colour of industrially baked goods.

Our products

Premium Valio butter and Valio Eila® specialty milk powders are high-quality ingredients with nothing artificial added in them. They are manufactured from fresh and pure Finnish milk. The use of genetically modified GMO feed is not permitted* in Valio. The milk is also free of antibiotics residue.

Valio Mineval™ is an innovative milk powder delivering natural clean label solutions to solve typical food industry challenges. This unique dairy innovation enhances heat stability, extends product shelf life, prevents water separation, improves texture, replaces additives, and has a positive taste profile in different food applications.

*ref Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and No 1830/2003

Baked goods and digestive comfort

Expand your bakery business with lactose free products.

Awareness of food’s effect on digestive health is rapidly increasing. As a result, there is a wide consumer base that avoids certain foods or ingredients for health and wellness reasons. These consumers might not be diagnosed with lactose intolerance but still want to avoid lactose to enhance digestive comfort.

Most of the world’s adult population have lost their ability to digest lactose, or milk sugar. Lactose intolerance touches the lives of billions of people, and the increasing awareness of the condition is generating a booming market around it.

With Valio lactose free dairy ingredients and expertise, you can create bakery products that are easy-to-digest and gut-friendly but still carry all the good properties that dairy ingredients have to offer. You can expand your portfolio with products that enable lactose avoiders to enjoy their favourite baked goods without compromising on digestive wellness, taste, or nutrition.

Our products

Features of Valio Eila® lactose free butter:

  1. Consistent high quality throughout the year
  2. No additives or E numbers
  3. Even consistency, high plasticity, long shelf life
  4. Ideal for rolled dough applications
  5. Gives end products a great taste and flaky texture

Features of Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders:

  1. High mineral concentration of calcium improves digestion by contributing to the normal function of digestive enzymes
  2. Ideal source of natural nutrients
  3. Less than 0.1% of lactose

Sugar reduction

Bake a better choice – low in sugar, no artificial sweeteners.

The ongoing trend of sugar reduction remains a prominent concern also for bakery products. While consumers increasingly prioritize health and wellness, sugar continues to top their list of dietary concerns. Consumers actively seek indulgence products with reduced or no sugar content, favouring such offerings.

Valio’s bakery solutions provide opportunities to reduce sugar without artificial sweeteners. With our solutions, you can decrease sugar in your industrially baked products while maintaining a soft and moist texture and ensuring an extended shelf life.

  • Replace sugar with Valio Eila® specialty milk powders.
  • Get you a golden-brown baked colour and improved crispy crust in bakery products – hydrolysed lactose is more sensitive to browning than sucrose or lactose.
  • Offer more sales time with better ‘best before’ dates: bakery products stay fresh longer and have good water binding properties.

Our products

Gluten-free bakery products

No more compromising on taste, texture, or nutrition.

Go gluten-free without compromising on important product qualities. Valio’s high quality milk-based ingredients help you overcome the traditional challenges of gluten-free bakery. With our products and expertise, you can produce delicious, nutritious, and natural baked goods free from gluten.

Gluten-free baked goods often suffer from poor taste, appearance, and texture as well as low nutritional value. Our high-quality dairy ingredients and proven bakery industry solutions enable gut-friendly, gluten-free bakery products that look, taste, and feel delicious, while having good nutritional values.

Improved and natural taste

  • Only milk components
  • No E numbers or artificial additives

Enhanced texture and prolonged shelf life

  • Good water binding properties
  • Retain soft and moist texture

Improved nutritional values

  • Increased protein level
  • Reduced carbohydrate level
Mari Grewall

Mari Grewall

Account Manager Bakery, Ingredients, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa
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Bakery and pastry

Consumer demand for clean label and natural ingredients is on the rise. By using authentic ingredients, you can produce bakery products that are not only of superior quality but also healthier and more sustainable.