Malted barley flour, referred to as malt flour, is prepared from barley malt that has undergone malting. So basically Malted barley flour is made from barley that is malted , steam-dried, hulled, then ground and sifted. Technically, because it’s malted, it has increased enzyme activity. It contains alpha amylase, which helps to break down complex sugars and starch in the dough to simple sugars such as maltose, making them easier for yeast to feed on.
There are basically two kinds of malted barley flour, diastatic and non-diastatic.
• Diastatic: Whenever people talk about malted barley powder, diastatic is the one that they normally meant. It’s the one that is used for baking and has the active enzymes in it. It neither actually has any real flavour to speak of, so it’s “flavour-neutral”; Nor does it impact colour much. What it does do is give a moister crumb.
• Non-diastatic: This has no active enzymes in it; its job is to provide flavour, in a variety of applications and in baked goods, to give a glossy surface and a soft, fine crumb. This is usually referred to as “Malt Powder.”
Diastatic Malt Flours contain naturally occurring active enzymes that function as natural dough conditioners in yeast fermented dough. It is used for promoting a strong rise, adding a mild natural malt flavor and enhancing appealing crust browning. It is used commercially as a great deal in bread, pizza crusts, crackers, rolls, pretzels etc as a dough conditioner. Because of its lower gluten, it causes the dough to be softer, more relaxed and gives a softer crumb texture. Malted barley is a natural humectant that helps extend product shelf life.
When it comes to baking, malted barley powder manufacturers advise you to use it in combination with wheat flour. For yeast risen goods, you can safely swap in up to 1/4 Malted Barley Flour; for non yeast-risen baked goods such as cookies, quick breads, up to 1/2. For recipes where there is no rising at all happening (e.g. using it as a thickener for gravies, soups, stews), you can use 100%.
Malted barley flour and malt extract is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, fibers and is a natural, sugar-free, fat-free, and nutritional product due to which the health conscious consumers prefer these products and include them in their daily diet that aid them in weight management as well as provide energy, sounds good right!... Due to health benefits they offer, even dieticians and doctors recommend consumption of malted barley flour products to their patients. Moreover, use of malted barley flour in diet products helps to enhance their taste, flavor, and aroma. It is furthermore rich in B vitamin and also contains beta-glucans, a type of fiber.
Based on product, the non-diastatic segment is also likely to have a huge demand as it is broadly utilized for feeding yeast in bakery items and substitution of sugar because health-conscious consumers choose sugar-free items.
We are a proud Barley Malt Powder manufacturer in India. Barley Malt Flour Typical flavor and aroma and characteristic malt flavor. This product is made without using any preservation and colorants agents. Not only this we are also one of the leading manufacturers of malted milk food in India. Give our products a try! We can assure that you won’t be disappointed.
Name: Mahalaxmi Malt Products Private Limited
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