For diabetes, joint health, muscle building, skin health, weight management, satiety, and more, proteins have stepped into the limelight in healthy foods and beverages. Innovative product development has resulted in protein ingredients being added or increased in prepared meals, soft drinks, sports beverages, chips, cereals, and baked goods, among other product categories.These IFT18 exhibiting companies are on the cutting edge of the protein segment.
HIGH-PROTEIN PRE-MEAL shot concept highlights the potential for launching innovative products that deliver improved blood sugar control in a natural, tasty, and convenient way. Arla Foods Ingredients’ new 100 ml Pre-Meal Shot concept is high in fiber and contains 15 g of Lacprodan whey protein. Results of a recent clinical trial demonstrated that consumption of 15 g of whey protein by people with type 2 diabetes before a meal helped to keep their blood sugar levels within the normal glycemic range following the meal. “The high prevalence and growth of diabetes and prediabetes is primarily due to a global rise in the prevalence of obesity associated with unhealthy lifestyles and a global aging population. There is an enormous market opportunity for health and functional food companies to offer natural solutions to help people living with the high blood sugar levels associated with these conditions,” says Peter Schouw Andersen, the head of science and sales development at Arla Foods Ingredients.
Arla Foods Ingredients, arlafoodsingredients.com, Booth S4034
THE PROMISE OF dairy can be found in whey proteins from Hilmar Ingredients. Nutrition and function will be on display in two product concepts: Cappuccino Nutrition Bar and Vanilla Sport Recovery Shake. The nutrition bar uses a trio of whey proteins—Hilmar 8200 WPC, Hilmar 8370 WPH, and Hilmar 9000 WPI—with proven success in extrusion and texture improvements.
The protein-packed bar has the added advantage of fitting into a balanced diet with 40% of calories from carbohydrate, 30% from fat, and 30% from protein. The protein-rich shake provides nutrition and fuel to build lean muscle for athletes, fitness-minded consumers, and anyone whose diet needs a protein power-up. On-trend with today’s consumer demands, the shake is formulated with Hilmar 9400 WPI, so it is low in fat and has only 1 g of sugar. Want to explore more? How about a clear beverage, fortified pasta, DIY smoothie, or bar mix? It’s all possible with Hilmar Whey Proteins and its inventive applications team.
Hilmar Ingredients, hilmaringredients.com, Booth S2021
ALTHOUGH GELATIN IS typically associated with gummies and certain confectionery due to its irreplaceable thermo-reversible gelling behavior, the true potential of this hydrocolloid goes way beyond the expected applications. GELITA Gelatine can be used in a wide variety of food applications. It is an excellent binding, gelling, and whipping agent and an emulsifier and stabilizer. It also forms films and foams. And more than simply improving texture with a one-of-a-kind mouthfeel, GELITA Gelatine—as a pure protein—boosts a food’s nutritional profile, contributes to clean labeling, and features no allergenic potential.
Collagen is a major component of the human body, comprising about 30% of total body protein; it is one of the primary structural proteins of connective tissues. Consuming products supplemented with collagen peptides may provide strength, mobility, flexibility, and beauty benefits. Research shows that GELITA Bioactive Collagen Peptides are optimized to maximize the stimulatory effects on specific cells in the body, and the level of stimulation is different for varying collagen peptide compositions.
GELITA USA, gelita.com, Booth S2955
AN OPTIMAL SOURCE of rapidly digestible milk proteins, SureProtein Fast MPC provides muscles with a higher level of amino acids within the first two hours of consumption compared with standard milk protein offerings. Whey has traditionally been considered the gold standard in sports because of its excellent nutritional profile and rapid absorption. However, consumption of SureProtein Fast MPC after exercise results in a similar pattern of amino acid appearance as whey protein, unlike standard milk protein ingredients. SureProtein Fast MPC provides a new science story from which to engage consumers in the sports and healthy lifestyle segment by taking milk protein concentrate from a “slow” protein to a “fast” protein.
NZMP, nzmp.com, Booth S4652
MILK PROTEINS, MICELLAR casein, native whey, and hydrolysates are available from Ingredia. The company offers Proferrin to support the digestive and immune systems and clinically supported Lactium with stress-reducing properties. Ingredia also promotes and sells high-quality, U.S.-origin, non-GMO Project Verified milk proteins from Cayuga Milk Ingredients.
Ingredia, ingredia.com, Booth S704
PROTEINS THAT INSPIRE create high-quality, innovative products. AMCO’s extensive ingredient portfolio includes specialty proteins, milk proteins, whey proteins, caseins/caseinates, Profit premixes, protein hydrolysates, and plant proteins. AMCO assists its customers from concept to commercialization.
AMCO Proteins, amcoproteins.com, Booth S302