A draft report from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy backs the use of whey protein concentrate (WPC) in certain food aid products, reports the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
A draft report from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy backs the use of whey protein concentrate (WPC) in certain food aid products, reports the U.S. Dairy Export Council. This creates new commercial outlets for WPC and nonfat dry milk in emergency food products, USDEC says. The report was commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development.
The Tufts’ Food Aid Quality Review draft report recommends including dairy (specifically WPC-80 at 3%) in the reformulation of corn-soy-blend, wheat-soy-blend and other similar fortified blended foods designed for the treatment and/or prevention of moderate acute malnutrition for children under 24 months of age and for other specific nutritional purposes.
“Years of scientific research have demonstrated that animal source protein, including dairy, is essential for recovery from undernutrition and for healthy growth,” says Nina Schlossman, nutritionist and a lead author of the Tufts review. And although the draft specifically cites WPC-80, “we also leave the door open for other dairy ingredients,” Schlossman adds. The draft also recommends WPC-80 over soy protein isolate, due to whey protein’s more favorable amino acid profile.
U.S. Dairy Export Council
University Report Backs Whey Protein Concentrate Use
January 27, 2011