March 01, 2021  |  WSU Insider

Richland, WA

Washington State University scientists have figured out a way to treat raspberries before they’re frozen so that they maintain their structure when thawed.

The tart little berries are very delicate and freezing damages their cells. They turn to mush when baked and leak juice into the surrounding baked product, making them unattractive and diluted in flavor. As a result, frozen raspberries are rarely used in baking, whether at home or in commercial bakeries. But that’s about to change…

In a recent article published in Food and Bioprocess Technology, Shyam Sablani and his team describe their method of reducing syneresis, or the leaking out of liquid.

Read the full article from WSU Insider: New Treatment for Baking with Raspberries