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American Journal of Food Technology
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 34 - 42

Use of Natural Preservative in Bread Making

Asia Latif and Tariq Masud    

Abstract: This study was carried out to increase the shelf life of bread by using different additives at ambient temperature. The Wheat flour used was also chemically analyzed and results depicted 12.1% moisture, 11.8% crude protein, 0.52% ash and 1.3% crude fat. Shelf life of breads was depicted from moisture and yeast and mould count. The results for moisture analysis showed that it was in range of 16.75-37.13%. among different treatments T6 having a combination of 0.32% suhanjna, 3% lecithin and 0.1% ascorbic acid retained maximum moisture and minimum yeast and mould count at the end of storage. Most mould isolated belonged to the genera Aspergillus, Pencillium and Actinomycetes.

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