Makers of dairy foods and beverages can boast about the inherent nutrition in their products. They also can boost the health claims by adding functional ingredients such as protein and omega-3s.
May 16, 2013
In the words of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “All
foods are functional at some physiological level.”Read More
Tharp & Young On Ice Cream
There is more than one route to reducing calories in frozen desserts. The choice of dairy ingredients, sweeteners and processing techniques all play a role.
April 13, 2013
For years, processors have reduced the fat and total sugars in a wide variety of frozen dessert formats with varying degrees of technical, nutritional, sensory and economic success.Read More
State-of-the-art filtration, evaporation and drying equipment are producing new protein-based dairy ingredients used in beverages, baked goods and dairy foods.
March 14, 2013
Dairy continues to be the ingredient of choice in many food products because of its high-quality protein, excellent flavor profile and unique functionality in a wide variety of applications. Domestic dairy suppliers are proving to be both consistent global suppliers for basic dairy ingredients and diligent innovators of new ingredients.Read More
Americans drink tea and coffee because they enjoy the beverages and because they expect health benefits. Our roundtable discussion gives dairy processors ideas for creating foods with coffee and tea ingredients.
March 8, 2013
Millions of Americans can’t be wrong. And what is it that we are not wrong about? Our choice in beverages, that’s what. According to “Coffee and Tea Foodservice Trends in the US” (a report from Packaged Facts), fully 183 million Americans enjoy their regular infusions of java and 173.4 million take tea.Read More
The very definition of a superfruit is arbitrary, but that’s only the beginning of the many questions surrounding so-called super foods. Be careful in the marketing of dairy foods and beverages spiked with superfruits.
March 8, 2013
As people continue to search for a miracle cure for what ails and ages them, there will always be a market for “super foods,” that is, foods and beverages somehow deemed higher-than-average in health-promoting properties.Read More
Americans do not consume enough fiber. Are added fibers in dairy foods an acceptable way to help consumers meet dietary fiber recommendations?
January 19, 2013
All fibers fit — including isolated and synthesized/modified fibers. That’s the conclusion of the Institute of Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization of the United States (CODEX).Read More
When sodium salts are reduced in a cheese product, the pH and moisture content should be adjusted as well.
January 19, 2013
The topic of sodium reduction in dairy products continues to garner attention within the dairy industry, whether it is focused on the possible health benefits of a low-sodium product or the safety risks that can come with lower salt levels.Read More
There is a new method for measuring protein quality. It is more scientifically valid because it more accurately reflects the ability of the body to utilize essential amino acids.
January 18, 2013
For nearly 20 years, the world had accepted the PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) as the gold standard for measuring protein quality. The dairy industry has long argued that this method has flaws and limitations.Read More
The Future Of Dairy
Consider using whey protein and milk protein concentrate when developing new products.
January 17, 2013
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Future of Dairy research highlights matching dairy with other ingredients as an important opportunity to expand dairy consumption among today’s aging consumer, as well as other demographics
Your cultured dairy products can have a long shelf life and a clean label. Lactic acid bacteria will produce compounds that have antimicrobial activity against bacteria, yeasts and molds.
December 15, 2012
When consumers grow interested in what is in their food, they read product labels. And when shoppers read product labels that include potassium sorbate, nisin, maltodextrins, carrageenan, sodium benzoate and so on, they put your product back on the shelf.Read More