Viewing all Articles by Kristi SaitamaAs vice president of export marketing ingredients, I activate programs that boost international food and beverage manufacturers’ interest and success in importing, using and innovating with U.S. dairy ingredients, working in collaboration with USDEC’s network of overseas offices. This includes championing the nutritional, functional, sensory and supply security advantages of U.S. dairy ingredients while also cutting the learning curve on technical and knowledge barriers that hinder usage.
Nutrition Research, Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Product Innovation, Nutrition, Dairy Proteins, High Quality Protein, Sustainable Nutrition, Innova Market Insights
Innova Market Insights predicts personalized nutrition will be one of the top global trends of 2021, as nearly two-thirds (64%) of consumers consider options tailored to them as a top priority when purchasing foods and beverages. U.S. dairy proteins are an ideal ingredient solution to meet the unique nutritional needs of consumers and aging societies as global consumers increasingly look for customized approaches to health and search for products that meet their specific lifestyles and goals. The sustainable production practices and ambitious U.S. dairy goals to become carbon neutral or better by 2050 makes the choice for dairy even easier. Understanding the optimal amounts and protein sources are important to reach health and wellness goals, so let’s dive into the key considerations.
Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Product Innovation, Permeate, Innova Market Insights, New Product Introductions
New Animated Video, Infographics Illustrate Permeate’s Rising Popularity as Versatile Food Ingredient
With consumers continuing to demand better-for-you options across food and beverage categories, manufacturers are turning to dairy permeate as an attractive, multifunctional ingredient solution. Permeate’s growing popularity can be largely attributed to its versatility and cost effectiveness in delivering benefits such as flavor enhancement, nourishing minerals, sodium reduction and more.
Consumer Insights, Protein, Dairy, Dairy Resources, Resources and Tools, Dairy Proteins, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, High Quality Protein, Sustainable Nutrition
Dairy products and ingredients—such as U.S. whey and milk proteins—are a delicious way to enjoy the wonderful nutrition naturally found in cow’s milk.
While protein is naturally found in a variety of animal and plant foods, there is a wide variance in protein quality. U.S. dairy proteins stand out as a high quality, complete source of protein containing all the essential amino acids. Whey protein is also the leading source of the amino acid leucine, which is important for healthy aging by playing a central role in stimulating muscle protein synthesis.
Nearly 150 participants from health and wellness-focused food and beverage companies in Japan attended a USDEC innovation seminar held in Tokyo May 17, 2018, where they learned how U.S. dairy proteins offer value in products targeting a variety of Japanese consumers, from the fitness-conscious to seniors.
Two emerging nutritional approaches are increasingly being adopted by athletes to optimize health, performance and recovery according to Dr. Jeff Volek, PhD, RD. Unique qualities of whey protein make it an ideal protein source to consume for athletes, especially around workouts. This nicely compliments a low-carbohydrate diet which is found to accelerate use of fat or fuel well beyond what can be achieved with training.