Baking Industry Research Trust

BIRT is all about baking. BIRT brings you up-to-date news and information about activities and research happening within the New Zealand baking industry. BIRT is the New Zealand Baking Industry Research Trust. Baking is fun, rewarding, and exciting, and BIRT is happy to be able to share this with you.
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Aidan Horner and Bree Scott - joint winners of 2014 Young Bread Baker of the Year

The “Young Bread Baker of the Year” is an award presented annually by the NZ Association of Bakers for the best newly qualified bread baker in New Zealand.
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Folic Acid Fortification of Bread

New Zealand Association of Bakers Code of Practice for Voluntary Folic Acid Fortification of Bread and the list of Folic Acid Fortified Breads available.
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Nutritional Properties of Bread

Read about the importance of bread as a part of your everyday eating plan. Bread supplies important nutrients required by the body, such as, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
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Science & Technology Fairs 2014

Each year the Baking Industry Research Trust sponsors the Baking prize at Science & Technology Fairs throughout New Zealand for the project which involves the best use of flour and bakery products. Click the link to view this years winners of the Baking Prize.
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Friday 30th May 2014

Updated List of Folic Acid Fortified…more

Thursday 15th May 2014

BIRT Research Grant form…more

Thursday 17th April 2014

High-protein bread could bake up a storm:…more

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School Zone

These pages will help you with your school project. Learn about the role of ingredients in baking, cooking terms, ideas for your Science Fair project and how to become a Baker.

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Take a look at our Recipes page for both new and experienced cooks…

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Hot Topic

Does wheat make us fat and sick?

Researchers responsible for a new study have concluded that the idea that wheat causes obesity or sickness is misguided. The new study published in the Journal of Cereal Science by a team from…
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