Epi Ingrédients adapts to market demand with organic powdered yogurt
French dairy ingredient supplier Epi Ingrédients is using its expertise to meet the demand for organic products with the release of a premium organic yogurt powder.
The powder is suited to the development of products offering functional, nutritional, and organoleptic benefits, without the need for refrigeration, as in fewer than three years, more than 3,100 organic products with powdered milk products have been launched worldwide, including nearly 90 with yogurt powder (source: Mintel).
The benefits include a natural yogurt taste: Epi Ingrédients makes yogurt and then dries it. It is easy to use and can be incorporated into a wide selection of food matrices, giving strong but pleasant dairy flavours and natural acidity to a finished product. There is also fermentation control for active or inactive flora, and Epi Ingrédients can adapt its formulations to comply with local regulations.
Epi Ingrédients notes there are positive signs for the organic market: it meets consumer expectations, with a younger generation committed to a more sustainable diet. The urgent need to address climate change means that we must take action to promote the food transition across the entire value chain (production, processing, distribution, consumption).
Yogurt-based products and ethnic preparations (Skyr, kefir, etc.) are enjoying growing popularity, thanks to the interest shown in fermentation and the functional properties associated with this category.
To support food industry players in the organic market, EPI Ingredients has carried out extensive sourcing work (raw materials and suppliers) and certified its production facilities to meet the strict requirements of organic specifications.
The powder is available to a wide range of applications, such as ice creams, beverages, infant nutrition, adult nutrition, and bakery.
Epi Ingrédients highlights its particular use in fillings and toppings for pastries and cakes, frozen desserts, confectionery, seasonings, stable yogurt snacks at room temperature, yogurt drinks and other beverages, plus nutritional products.