Who doesn’t love to taste the sweet, dried fruit that is moreover very
much nutritious and has a long shelf life? Recent years have followed
how these dried fruits have evolved to being included in the daily diet
pyramid-plan for health-conscious people.
Today, they are being produced in almost all countries of the world to meet the consumption demand globally.
One trend that is quickly catching up in baking and sweet industries and in confectioneries is using them – especially the hulled millet, raisins, and peanuts – for their functional and sensory effects. The ancient grains, once properly processed, are able to be used in snacks that can then be claimed to as gluten-free. Various reports have published how their respondents are favoring products that add fiber and protein to the bakery applications. They should also be rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
That being said, there is no hard and fast rule to creating this huge variety. Each can be used in multiple assortments to deliver a unique and fulfilling eating experience that could satisfy the changing eating habits of their customers.
For those who don’t know it already, Ukrainians are known for eating more bread than anybody in Europe, so much that their consumption amounts to about 100kg per capita. They have separate each for weddings, funeral, and other cultural practices in specific shapes, loaded with symbolic meanings, carrying special names. They are even popular as gift items in Russia.
The bakery seeds in Ukraine and other major cities are facing a tough competition from western bakery products. The introduction had enriched the food variety as much as they had enabled them to develop and be innovative in their own kind for these delicacies.