The ingestion of gluten in the human diet can lead to gastrointestinal disorders such as celiac disease, allergy to wheat and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Currently the best treatment is the strict adherence to a diet without sources of prolamins and gliadins (wheat), secalin (rye) and hordein (barley). Several studies have revealed that a gluten-free diet may lead to nutrient deficiencies. Therefore, the formulation of gluten-free foods, particularly those related to cereals, is a major challenge. A great effort has been put into improved technological and nutritional aspects of gluten-free cereal products, as evidenced by the large amount of research published in journal articles. Thus far there has been no compilation of this up-to-date research which would lead to better implementation of healthy gluten-free products with improved technological and sensorial properties.
Designing Gluten Free Bakery and Pasta Products provides a tool for designing gluten-free bakery and pasta products taking into account the most up-to-date advances and knowledge of gluten-related disorders, extensively covering both traditional and non-traditional gluten-free raw materials and bakery and pasta processes. This book will be particularly useful for food scientists and technologists developing gluten-free bakery and pasta products, plus physicians and nutritionists working with patients with gluten related diseases.
This book covers new native/seasonal ingredients that improve the nutritional profile of baked goods, shelf life and starch retrogradation during storage, gluten-free edible film/toppings application, biotechnological pre-treatments of gluten-free flours and ingredients to enhance their technological/nutritional functionality, baked goods with spontaneous fermentation, sourdough from yeasts vs LAB present in gluten-free flours and effects on technological, nutritional and sensory characteristics. All these aspects were extensively discussed in this work, plus it provides a fully up-to-date studies on gluten-related health disorders and summarizes the main research advances in gluten-free product development and their market-related and industrial impact. This novel approach makes this book a unique and highly valuable resource for those on the forefront of gluten-free foods application.