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.
Coffee and tea are the original functional beverages. They’re packed with antioxidants and other functional ingredients that serve to stimulate, relax or purify. Dairies formulate their own nondairy beverages and combine tea and coffee into dairy-based products.
Arla Foods Ingredients launched Nutrilac Hi-Pro Improvers, a range of functional milk proteins that boosts protein levels in dairy products to as high as 10% without negatively impacting taste and texture.