Greek-style yogurt is one of the bright spots in today’s dairy case with sales in the United States outpacing those of traditional yogurt, and now focusing international attention on how this consumer-driven phenomenon will be replicated globally. Greek yogurt captured 35% of U.S. yogurt category sales in 2012 after accounting for only 1% in 2007 (Nielsen ). To give dairy manufacturers a simpler, more efficient and consistent way to culture America’s best-selling yogurt, DuPont Nutrition & Health is introducing YO-MIX Greek — a five-species yogurt culture blend from the DuPont Danisco range. By offering all five species in one blend, DuPont strives to ensure consistency of culture delivery and to eliminate plant mixing and measuring of starters.
“American consumers quickly embraced Greek-style yogurt because of its thick, creamy texture, high protein and non-fat content,” said Sonia Huppert, global product director, thermophilic cultures, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “For dairy manufacturers, the challenge has been not only to keep up with market demand, but to deliver a consistent product with every batch. Thanks to our significant global cultures expertise, with YO-MIX Greek, we’re offering yogurt makers a one-step culture solution.”
YO-MIX Greek gives manufacturers five commonly used species in one blend, in one package. This easy-to-use blend simplifies the culturing process and reduces potential mixing and formulation errors during production.
The YO-MIX Greek five-species culture blend was designed specifically for use in the development of Greek yogurts. In addition to streamlining the production process, the balanced blend is designed to deliver a mild dairy flavor over the shelf life of the yogurt.
“U.S. consumers prefer a mild tasting yogurt with less tang,” said Jeff Lambeseder, cultures product manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health. “So we designed our culture blend to create a mild, less acidic flavor, and our sensory research demonstrates that it consistently delivers a mild taste throughout its shelf life.”
The Complete Solution
YO-MIX Greek cultures and all DuPont Danisco cultures are supported through a global network of food scientists and technologists with unique know-how and experience across the dairy industry. This gives dairy manufacturers the ability to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace with their yogurt products. No matter which yogurt process is being used by dairy manufacturers, DuPont has the right combination of skills, expertise and ingredients to deliver a complete solution for Greek-style yogurt. The DuPont Danisco range of quality cultures includes HOLDBAC protective cultures and HOWARU functional cultures. In addition to cultures, the DuPont Danisco portfolio also offers ingredients to add value to Greek-style yogurt, including lactose-free solutions, pectin fruit preparations, soy-based protein, stabilizer solutions and vitamin K2, enabling dairy manufacturers to differentiate their end consumer product. Find out more from the DuPont Nutrition & Health culture experts at www.danisco.com/greek.
About DuPont Danisco
DuPont Danisco is the brand for a range of products that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food. Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing.
About DuPont Nutrition & Health
DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace. More information is available at www.food.dupont.com.
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Source: Nielsen – Total USA FDM Sales 52 weeks ending 9/8/07, 9/6/08, 9/5/09, 9/4/10, 9/3/11
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Disclaimer: yogurt appellation as well as Greek-style labeling should follow local regulation and it is the responsibility of each producer to check for compliance with local rules.