Pore (bread)

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Sourdough bread pores

Pores are the air pockets found in leavened bread, where carbon dioxide from the fermentation process creates a network of primarily interconnected void structures.[1][2] The degree to which pores form are a major determiner in the texture ("crumb") of the bread.[3][4] Pore size varies between varieties of bread. Sourdough bread is a variety with larger pores. Rye bread has smaller pores and a denser crumb.[5]

Rye bread pores

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  1. ^ "It's a maze: The pore structure of bread crumbs". Journal of Cereal Science. 54: 203–210. doi:10.1016/j.jcs.2011.05.004. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  2. ^ "From dough to bread: the setting up of a heterogeneous cellular structure" (PDF). insidefood.eu. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Porous media characterization of breads baked using novel heating modes" (PDF). akademikpersonel.kocaeli.edu.tr. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Controlling quality and texture through digitizing breads and doughs" (PDF). ioa.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  5. ^ Brown, A. (2007). Understanding Food: Principles and Preparation. Cengage Learning. p. 397. ISBN 9780495107453. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 

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