Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Proteins, Sustainability, U.S. Dairy Industry, U.S. Dairy Industry Growth, Sustainable Nutrition
While the recent Earth Day celebration brings the health and wellbeing of our planet top of mind, today and every day, the U.S. dairy community is dedicated to feeding the world in a planet-friendly manner. Throughout the supply chain, from farmers to processors, U.S. Dairy is embracing practices that care for the environment and support sustainable food formulations.
To feature some of the many efforts our suppliers take to deliver the value in milk to global customers, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has unveiled the first video in a new series: U.S. Dairy: Sustainability at the Heart of Global Ingredient Solutions.
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.
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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.
According to data from Innova Market Insights, global new product launches with protein claims have nearly doubled since 2014. As a result, the marketplace is seeing increased usage of higher protein containing dairy ingredients such as whey or milk protein concentrates and isolates in food products.
Nearly 900 attendees from around the world traveled to Chicago in late March for the American College of Sports Medicine’s International Health & Fitness Summit, where they worked to bridge the gap between science and practice to help consumers reach their health and fitness goals.