Consumer Insights, Global, Whey Protein Isolate, Weight Management, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Sports Nutrition, Healthy Aging
Sports nutrition products continue their momentum as more mainstream consumers buy into the category. In the last five years (2011-2016), global sports nutrition product launches had a 10.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).1 As more products enter the market, U.S. dairy proteins are helping manufacturers differentiate their products from others in the sports nutrition category.
Dairy Ingredients, Greek Yogurt, Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Milk, Nutrition, Global, Dairy Proteins, Milk Protein, IFT, Heavy Cream
In this four-part series, we will explore the unique dairy prototypes being served by USDEC at the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo 2017. First up is the Frozen Matcha Dairy Bar, which includes a matcha-flavored yogurt filling between two crispy oat wafers. Sound good? Come try it during IFT17 — USDEC will have samples to try at Booth 2270. If you’re not attending, you can read more about it in the formula sheet available to download at the end of this post.
Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Dairy Resources, Global, Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Whey Protein Concentrate, High Quality Protein
A new, more accurate method for measuring protein quality lists dairy proteins as one of the highest-quality sources available. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) previously recommended using the digestible indispensable amino acid scores (DIAAS) for the most correct protein quality measurement. Now, after more than 20 years as the selected method, the protein digestibility-corrected amino acid scores (PDCAAS) could be replaced with DIAAS. Here’s why, and why no matter the method, dairy remains one of the highest scoring protein sources.
Dairy Ingredients, Consumer Insights, United States, Global, Dairy Proteins, Clean Label, Snacking, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Snack Trends
Snack formulations are getting more complex as consumers view snacking as more than a filler between meals. Susan Larson, Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, says that even though more consumers snack throughout the day, formulators shouldn’t rush to put product on the shelves without first considering the claims that consumers want most. Successful snacks offer what consumers want for each meal occasion.
Dairy Ingredients, Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Protein, Nutrition, Global, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Muscle Recovery, Smoothies
Summer is right around the corner, meaning more daylight hours and no school, resulting in more time for fitness and fun. Research shows that exercise patterns are seasonal, and activity in the winter and autumn months is half of the amount of activity seen in the summer.1 Because of this, now is a good time to prepare for an approaching influx in activity and U.S. dairy ingredients have the functionalities to provide a convenient, refreshing and nutritious workout-enhancing beverage.