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Bromated Flour

Al Sroka <jsroka@ix.netcom.com>
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 17:56:40 -0700

Sam Hurwitz asked "what is bromated flour?" The term refers to flour that
has Potasium Bromate or Calcium Bromate added as a oxidant or dough
conditioner. These additives compensate for differences in maturity of the
flour and improve the rheological propprties of the dough. Although Bromates
are very common , Iodates, and peroxides are also used. Azodicarbonamide and
Ascorbic acid are also used to improve the dough texture.

Al Sroka