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Originally posted by monkofmimir
wait does this count as canibalism I'm a vegiterian I don't wanna be a cannibal not evan accidently!!!
Originally posted by hypervalentiodine
Originally posted by elouina
Ok did anyone grab a loaf off their shelf and check it? I am from the US and there is no such ingredient in any of my bread products. 3 different brands.edit on 16-6-2011 by elouina because: (no reason given)
They use cysteine in bread as it operates as a reducing agent. Essentially, it breaks apart the gluten that naturally occurs in the bread so as to soften it. You achieve the same thing mechanically by kneading it, however the reaction is reversible and will reverse upon proofing/baking. It is of course, not the only thing available, so cysteine is not always used. Have a read of this.