Arla Foods Ingredients offers a high-quality medical beverage solution
A new concept from Arla Foods Ingredients is set to overcome the challenges of producing high-quality whey protein beverages for medical purposes. The prototype beverage packs 10g of protein into a 100ml shot, making it ideal for patients who need plenty of high-quality protein in a low-volume nutritional treatment.
The prototype is a low-volume (100ml) RTD high-protein nutritional supplement. It is UHT-stable and delivers 10% protein content, all of which comes from Arla’s Lacprodan DI-7325, a high-quality whey ingredient specially designed for medical nutrition. Designed to maintain a good viscosity (with no gelation over time) as well as good heat stability, it also contains added minerals according to FSMP (Food for special medical purposes) rules.
Inge Lise Povlsen, senior category manager at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “There is increasing demand for low-volume medical nutritional food and beverages with high levels of high-quality protein. The excellent nutritional profile of whey protein makes it the perfect ingredient for this. But the fact is whey proteins can be challenging in beverages when concentration increases. Thanks to Lacprodan DI-7325, your next low-volume, high-protein medical beverage solution will have great heat stability, it won’t gel over time, and it won’t compromise on taste.”