Dairy products take well to sweet and savory flavors. With the American public willing to try anything, flavor suppliers share ethnic concepts that just might become the next big things in the dairy case.
Tired after working out? Drink a little protein. Overweight? Fiber might help. Digestive issues? Try probiotics. By adding functional ingredients, formulators of dairy foods and beverages can make health-related claims.
Consumers are pretty savvy. Many know that probiotics promote a healthy gut. But delivering probiotics at the right level in yogurt is easier said than done. The cultures used in processing can affect the viability of probiotic bacteria.