Fermented milk products could arguably be one of the most convenient, tasty, economic and healthy foods we have today.
February 17, 2013
Consumer’s acceptance of the idea that yogurt, a fermented (cultured) milk, is “good for you” has been so widespread that it has attracted other marketers who are trying to figure out how to capitalize on its popularity.Read More
February 15, 2013
Chr. Hansen, Hørsholm, Denmark, received the “2012 European Product Leadership Award in Probiotics” from Frost & Sullivan, a global research and consultancy company.Read More
The most popular ingredients used to fortify milk-based beverages are probiotics/prebiotics, plant sterols and calcium.
October 9, 2012
Start with something healthy, and then make it better. That’s the basic recipe for creating a value-added milk-based beverage. Traditionally, the three largest and most active claims about dairy beverages regarded digestive/gut health, heart/cardiovascular health and bone health. But, in recent years, the market has seen many novel dairy beverages that tout energy, immune health, weight control, satiety, anti-aging, skin health, beauty, eye health, joint health, mental acuity and concentration.Read More
September 27, 2012
Skyland Foods introduces IBEX, drinkable yogurts that targets functional health benefits that focus on brain, digestive health and recovery.
Dairy is a perfect vehicle for the delivery of probiotics into the American diet. Celebrate the synergy.
September 14, 2012
Innovations in probiotic dairy products are on the rise. This is a reflection of the increasing demand for probiotics due to consumers’ interest in health and wellbeing. Dairy was the third most commonly named “functional food” in the 2011 Functional Foods Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council.Read More
Do all probiotics in dairy products deliver on their promises? Find out more.
August 22, 2012
Probiotic-containing dairy products are gaining in popularity; but do all these products deliver on their promises? Find out more.Read More
As scientists learn more about prebiotics, dairy’s prospects increase. For the present time, look to plants if you want to add prebiotics. But for the future, prebiotics could come from the oligosaccharides in whey permeate.
August 16, 2012
Although 72% of Americans are aware of prebiotics’ association with digestive health, according to the International Food Information Council’s 2011 functional foods survey, most would be hard-pressed to describe prebiotics and their functions. That’s understandable. The story of prebiotics and health is not simple. But as scientists learn more, the story becomes more compelling and worth the telling.Read More
August 9, 2012
Lifeway’s latest kefir flavor, Coconut Chia, is packed with omega-3s and is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium and antioxidants.Read More
June 6, 2012
DAHlicious Lassi, Chelmsford, Mass., marketers of lassi, a yogurt-based, probiotic beverage popular in India, adds a new flavor — Bourbon Vanilla — to its Made in Vermont product line. The 7-ounce bottle retails for $2.49. Also, the company will sell mango, strawberry and vanilla flavors in a 32-ounce bottle.Read More
Dairy is naturally good. But when you add certain functional ingredients, you can make dairy foods and beverages even better.
May 15, 2012
Not for nothing, but those of us in the dairy business know a thing or two about functional foods. After all, if Mother Nature herself could have formulated the prototypical functional food …Well, she did formulate the prototypical functional food, and she called it “milk.”