Fish proteins in baked goods




Margrét Geirsdóttir, Aðalheiður Ólafsdóttir

Supported by:

AVS - V 11 025‐11


Margrét Geirsdóttir

Project Manager

Fish proteins in baked goods

The aim of the project was to develop a new product at MPF Iceland in Grindavík from extra raw materials that can be used in bread products. MPF aims to sell the protein to bakery producers, both domestically and abroad, thereby ensuring employment and innovation in its home area. Three different types of dried protein products were developed. Tests were performed by mixing them in varying amounts in bread where up to 20% of flour was replaced by protein. Good products were obtained but were not considered good enough for marketing. Next, crispbread was developed with fish proteins that were considered exceptionally good and received positive reviews in consumer surveys. The drying process to complete the marketing of the new protein product is still unfinished.

The aim of the project was to develop new protein product for use in baked goods including bread from by ‐ products from fish production. The goal is to sell protein to producers of bakery goods both in Iceland as well as abroad and in so doing strengthening the seafood industry in Grindavík the hometown of MPF Iceland and thereby in Iceland. Three different fish protein products were developed. They showed good results when used instead of wheat in bread. Good bread was developed but the quality was not of that caliber that was aimed for. On the other hand, good quality rye ‐ crisp bread was developed that received good reviews in consumer research. A good drying process is though still lacking before marketing of the protein product can start.

Report closed until 01.02.2016

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