Arla ingredients for protein waters without protein taste

A new product from Arla Foods Ingredients overcomes the taste and mouthfeel issues that have long challenged manufacturers of clear protein waters.

The high-protein trend, demand for convenient ready-to-drink nutritional beverages and the success of the sports nutrition category have all driven consumer interest in clear protein waters. However, some brands have been reluctant to launch new products due to challenges with taste and dry mouthfeel.

Lacprodan ISO.Water is a 100% whey protein isolate ingredient that overcomes these issues. Specially designed for clear beverages, it delivers great mouthfeel without the taste of protein, creating new opportunities for innovative products.

Arla Foods Ingredients will showcase the new product at Food Ingredients Europe (3-5 December in Paris) on Stand 6C120.

Troels Laursen, director, health & performance nutrition at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Protein waters are a fantastic way to offer consumers healthy protein in a convenient, refreshing and low-calorie format. However the one box they haven’t previously ticked is great taste. Lacprodan ISO.Water overcomes that challenge, paving the way for products with a far wider range of flavours. It will set a new standard for clear protein waters that taste great as well as meeting nutritional needs.”

Lacprodan ISO.Water is ideal for use in ready-to-drink protein beverages. Made in Europe, it is sugar-free, fat-free and lactose-free, as well as Halal, Kosher and non-GMO.

Other Arla Foods Ingredients products on show at Food Ingredients Europe will include Lacprodan HYDRO.PowerPro, which offers all the sports nutrition benefits of whey protein hydrolysate without the bitter taste. In blinded sensory evaluations it has been found to be 50% less bitter than comparable products with a similar degree of hydrolysis.

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