Arla Foods Ingredients, is highlighting the growing consumer focus on nutrient quality as it launches a new brand for its line of microparticulate whey proteins.
Recent research shows that almost 70% of consumers are focused on the sources of protein in food and beverages, with naturality and nutritional value as major motivations. Furthermore, 36% of those with an interest in protein say a complete protein source is the most important factor when choosing between products.
To help meet this increasing need, Arla Foods Ingredients offers a line of whey proteins based on patented microparticulate technology. Bearing the new name Nutrilac ProteinBoost, it offers a range of benefits that meet the needs of manufacturers as well as health-conscious consumers.
Rich in all nine essential amino acids, the ingredients in the range represent a complete protein source. Additionally, they are easy to add to food and beverage products and provide an indulgent texture and mild dairy taste.
Katrine Helene Fruergaard Holm, Global Industry marketing manager, Arla Foods Ingredients, said, “Protein is the go-to nutrient for many health-focused consumers, and for years manufacturers responded by packing in as much of it as possible. However, consumers are increasingly focused not just on getting more protein, but also on getting the right protein. They want complete proteins that deliver all the essential amino acids needed for well-balanced nutrition, and of course, they want them in products with great taste and texture. Offering both practical benefits and high nutritional quality, Nutrilac ProteinBoost is the ultimate complete protein source.”
To demonstrate how Nutrilac solutions can help meet the demand for high-quality protein, Arla Foods Ingredients is inviting manufacturers to take part in a virtual protein seminar. It will focus on four categories:
Nutrilac ProteinBoost is ideal for high-protein ice cream, where it can provide up to 15% protein content and deliver a clean, neutral dairy taste, In drinking yoghurts, Nutrilac ProteinBoost can provide high protein content with low viscosity, high solubility, and a pleasant mouthfeel
Nutrilac ProteinBoost can be used to create spoonable yoghurts with increased viscosity and stability, as well as very high protein content. High-protein dairy bites are an increasingly popular new format. Nutrilac solutions can help them taste great and retain their shape and texture over a long shelf life.