Physicochemical and microbiological alteration of processed foods limits their shelf-life. To extend the shelf-life of two different types of bakery products, we evaluated the effectiveness of a type-III sourdough (tIII-SD) combined with a mixture of probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, Bifidobacterium spp, Bacillus coagulans) that were used as bioprotective-cultures (BCs). This innovative (I) dough was used to produce fresh base-pizza (BP) and focaccia (FO) that were inspected by a multi-omics approach aimful at monitoring features at different time-points of the shelf-life. Differences in physicochemical, protein, microbiological and volatile profiles were also investigated after 10-days of extended shelf-life. The addition of BCs and tIII-SD left unchanged the proximate composition. This, together with the absence of detected microbial contaminations, indicated the suitability of both I-BP and I-FO despite the shelf-life extension. Both I-samples accounted for a more stable and heterogeneous microbiota during the storage phase and showed lower scores of Alternaria infectoria and A. alternata. In I-samples, volatilomics showed an increased relative concentration of volatile carboxylic acids. Therefore, without resorting to chemical preservatives, the addition of BCs and tIII-SD led to specific microbiological and metabolite improvements in both BP and FO products, whose shelf-life was extended by 10-days under MAP.

Shelf-life extension of leavened bakery products by using bio-protective cultures and type-III sourdough

Calasso M.;Caponio G. R.;Celano G.;Fosso B.;Calabrese F. M.;Vacca M.
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Notario E.;Pesole G.;De Angelis M.
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De Leo F.
2023-01-01

Abstract

Physicochemical and microbiological alteration of processed foods limits their shelf-life. To extend the shelf-life of two different types of bakery products, we evaluated the effectiveness of a type-III sourdough (tIII-SD) combined with a mixture of probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, Bifidobacterium spp, Bacillus coagulans) that were used as bioprotective-cultures (BCs). This innovative (I) dough was used to produce fresh base-pizza (BP) and focaccia (FO) that were inspected by a multi-omics approach aimful at monitoring features at different time-points of the shelf-life. Differences in physicochemical, protein, microbiological and volatile profiles were also investigated after 10-days of extended shelf-life. The addition of BCs and tIII-SD left unchanged the proximate composition. This, together with the absence of detected microbial contaminations, indicated the suitability of both I-BP and I-FO despite the shelf-life extension. Both I-samples accounted for a more stable and heterogeneous microbiota during the storage phase and showed lower scores of Alternaria infectoria and A. alternata. In I-samples, volatilomics showed an increased relative concentration of volatile carboxylic acids. Therefore, without resorting to chemical preservatives, the addition of BCs and tIII-SD led to specific microbiological and metabolite improvements in both BP and FO products, whose shelf-life was extended by 10-days under MAP.
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