Texas Company Makes Bread Mold-Free
This is a dream-come-true product for anyone who has ever struggled to keep their bread fresh for a prolonged period of time. A Texas-based company, MicroZap Inc., has claimed to have produced a bread that stays mold-free for two months. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Don Stull, claims that the bread is treated with microwaves, which finish off the mold spores that are responsible for a normal loaf of bread going bad relatively quickly.
While traditional bakers and bread companies use preservatives and other ingredients to reduce wastage of bread by increasing its shelf life, there is still no bread that can stay fresh for 60 days, as the MicroZap product claims to do.
According to recent research conducted by Texas Tech University, bread technology used in developing countries met with fewer food safety regulations and frequent spoilage, was a frequent problem. As a result, countries facing severe food deprivation and those which do not have enough resources, can get help from this kind of bread.
After the researchers worked on the MicroZap bread, they found that after a gap of 60 days, the bread had same level of mold content as found in a freshly baked loaf. However, Stull leaves it to the consumers, who he claims have, so far, not found any ‘discernible quality difference in the breads’.
For now, the MicroZap bread is looking for a commercial bread manufacturer who can take up the program commercially. However, there appears to be a long wait before that happens.
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