Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Milk Protein, Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cheese, Global, Dairy Resources
U.S. dairy exporters boosted volume across a number of key products and markets in November 2016, a potential indication that 2017 could be another strong year for U.S. dairy demand across the globe. Here is a snapshot of the past reporting period: 168,706 tons of milk powders, cheese, butterfat, whey and lactose were exported in November, the most in 18 months, and topping year-ago levels for the sixth straight month. Overall, the U.S. dairy export value was $429 million in November, up 14% from a year earlier.
With each new year comes a wave of articles telling consumers the best way to conquer their resolutions. Of course, one of the most prominent resolution-related topics is weight management, and articles like this one from Women’s Health reach the masses with callouts for the best and worst diets. These types of conversations influence consumer perceptions and new product launches every year. In looking at diet trends for 2017, U.S. dairy ingredients can help deliver products that meet the latest consumer demands.
Now that 2016 has wrapped up, let’s review some of the most influential discussions about dairy products and ingredients from the year. In our own Dairy Spotlight archives, we highlighted a study from Nutrition and Metabolism. It emphasizes the importance of protein quality, reporting high-quality proteins have characteristics for improved muscle benefits. Also, a position paper on sports nutrition states all athletes should consume complete proteins for maximum results. Both studies conclude that dairy proteins are high-quality for their branched-chain amino acid content, including leucine.