Glucose-oxidase, Granulate

Gluzyme® Fortis

Gluzyme® Fortis sets a new standard in gluten strengthening with unparalleled reliability to deliver high performance even in difficult conditions. It withstands long supply chains, warm storage and difficult climatic conditions, helping you elevate quality standards in regions with warm climates.

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Description Key Benefits

Gluzyme® Fortis improves dough machinability even after being exposed to tough storage and transportation conditions at ambient temperature as well as in warm climates. This ensures you produce appealing baked products while optimizing production costs.

  • Reduced dependence on chemical oxidants

    This product can reduce the need for oxidizing agents in your recipes.

  • Good oven spring and loaf volume from low-quality flour

    Bread needs a strong gluten network to hold gas during proofing. Low-quality flour with weak gluten-forming proteins can't form a strong network. This product supports the formation of a strong gluten network. The result is improved oven spring and a positive effect on loaf volume.  

  • Improved dough resistance to mechanical stress

    A strong gluten network helps dough resist mechanical stress during processing. This product improves dough stability and tolerance, while reducing stickiness. That means good dough properties for easy handling and robust machinability.

  • Resistant to storage and transportation conditions at ambient temperature as well as in warm climates

    It withstands long supply chains, warm storage and difficult climatic conditions, helping you elevate quality standards in regions with warm climates.

  • Increased stability to store and transport in hot environmental conditions

Details

Gluzyme® Fortis unlocks the strength potential of natural gluten in flour. Even under tough conditions, it improves dough stability and good dough-handling characteristics. This leads to higher bread volume and improved appearance of the baked goods. At optimal dosage, it offers a doughdrying effect.

Gluzyme® Fortis also allows for the reduction of ascorbic acid, bromate and vital wheat gluten. This provides an opportunity to reduce your exposure to volatility in the prices of these ingredients.

 

How glucose-oxidases strengthen gluten

Glucose-oxidase catalyzes a reaction that generates hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide strengthens gluten in two ways. It causes the formation of disulfide bonds in the gluten network. It also protects the gluten network during mixing by preventing softening.

In the basic reaction, glucose-oxidase catalyzes the oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In baking, the rate of glucose conversion depends on both the amount oxygen and the glucose in the dough. 

In the first interaction, H2O2 oxidizes the gluten network directly.  It oxidizes the sulfhydryl group (-SH) of the amino acid cysteine from wheat gluten. That leads to the formation of disulfide bonds within the gluten network. That results in stronger, cross-linked gluten.

In the second interaction: H2O2 protects the gluten network during mixing. Glutathione in flour has a softening effect on the gluten network. By oxidizing the glutathione, H2O2 prevents this effect.  

The result is a stronger gluten network that holds gas during proofing. A stronger network also helps your dough withstand mechanical stress during handling.

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