Our Ingredients - Portofino Bakery
Portofino Bakery is a wholesale bakery. We offer a full line of breads and buns, as well as speciality items like pretzel buns, ciabatta, & artisan breads.
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Our Ingredients

Over the years we have received AMAZING feedback from our customers.  One of the most common themes is the importance of using high quality ingredients in our products.  Our customers have very high standards and want a clean product they feel confident buying.  We have tried our best to take this feedback and put it to good use.  Here is what our customers have been saying and the changes we have made to our products:

Get rid of Preservatives

We have been working on removing the artificial preservatives in our products!  To help us extend the shelf life and freshness of our products we have opted for using enzymes and citric acid.

Lower the Sodium Content

We have lowered the sodium content in many of our staple breads.

Increase the Fibre

We have increased the fibre content in many of our breads and buns to provide higher fibre options.

Use a healthier sweetener than white sugar

In many of our products we have been able to replace white sugar with organic blue agave and honey.  Recently we have been experimenting with organic coconut palm sugar as well.

Coconut Oil

One of the most common questions we have been getting lately is “Are you using non-GMO canola oil?”.  The answer to that question was no.  So we started looking into our options.  We asked ourselves a couple of questions.  Can we source a non-GMO canola oil and still keep our products reasonably priced? Is there a better option or a replacement to canola oil?  After consulting with a naturopath, we decided the healthiest option was coconut oil.  Coconut oil has some great health benefits and is something that we could use to replace the canola oil in many of our products.  So that is what we are currently working on!  We have already replaced the canola oil with coconut oil in  our artisans (where there was canola oil used), kaiser buns, dinner buns, gluten free products,  pan loaves and sandwich loaves.

We are really excited about the changes we have been making to our products,  and all this change came from some great feedback from our customers.  Thank you!