The beverage category has never been more innovative than today. From being simple thirst quenchers, beverages have evolved into lifestyle products that satisfy many more consumer needs. At Arla Food Ingredients, we have a whole range of solutions to help you make the most of the growing beverage market.
Nutrilac® and Lacprodan® are protein solutions for beverage products consisting of high quality whey protein derived from natural milk proteins. When using Nutrilac®/Lacprodan® in your beverage, you can easy increase your protein level no matter the pH level. Our proteins overcome the potential weaknesses of high protein, such as protein taste, graininess and process concerns. It is entirely up to you to define the viscosity, creaminess and appearance that you desire in your beverage.
High protein is one of today’s big trends, targeting a wide consumer base due to its numerous benefits. New developments target everything from meal replacements and on-the-go snacks to sports recovery, clinical nutrition and drinks that support muscle maintenance in seniors.
At Arla Foods Ingredients, we can help you overcome the taste and texture challenges that arise when introducing a high level of protein to your beverage formulation. Our wide range of high-protein solutions is designed to give you the best possible result. We have solutions that will work in milk and water-based beverages, for pasteurization and UHT heat treatment.
Clear protein beverages
More consumers want to be able to exercise more often and for longer. What they need is a fast, reenergizing snack that speeds up muscle recovery and growth.
When it comes to satiety and muscle mass development, whey protein isolate and hydrolysates is a superior source of nutrition. That’s why we developed concepts for high-protein clear beverages containing 100% whey protein isolate or whey protein hydrolysate. You get a clear protein beverage without adding extra viscosity to your product.
Whey and juice infusion
Juices and nectars are fusing increasingly with dairy to create a new beverage category that gives busy consumers a refreshing boost. Our solutions help you cover the whole spectrum of milk-juice combinations, including children’s juices with 3.5% whey protein and high-protein meal replacement shakes/smoothies with a protein content of up to 8%, which can easily be use as an easy snacking.
There is real scope for innovation in the dairy drinks category, with product development currently focusing on health, new taste options, light sport nutrition and convenience – offering opportunities for meal replacement and on-the-go solutions.