New sports yogurt solution

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a whey protein for creating yogurt-based sports nutrition products to appeal to active consumers who prefer not to use traditional gels and shakes.

The Nutrilac solution is said to make it easy to produce delicious drinking sports yogurts with a pleasant taste and texture, just like a standard drinking yogurt but with a whey protein content as high as 28g per serving.

Using the new ingredient, sports yogurts can be formulated in a variety of flavours and packaged in bottles or pouches, formats that are already well established and popular in the fast growing sports nutrition category.

Torben Jensen, category manager for functional dairy products at Arla Foods Ingredients, says, “The numbers of people participating in sports is rocketing, but many are put off using traditional sports nutrition products because they don’t like their taste and texture. Our Nutrilac protein solution for sports yogurts provides a real alternative that makes high protein products much more approachable for active consumers. Because they taste and feel just like a conventional drinking yogurt, sports yogurts will widen the appeal of sports nutrition products to reach new active consumers, helping to encourage incremental growth in the category.”

The solution has been formulated to offer a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 1:1.

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