DSM unveils 'next generation' Greek Legends yogurt cultures

By Oliver Haenlein

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DSM unveils 'next generation' Greek Legends yogurt cultures

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DSM has launched a range of yogurt cultures for thick and creamy products its has called ‘Greek Legends’.

The cultures can be used on their own, or in combination, to create Greek yogurt, or any other thick yogurt products, the company said.

The launch comes off the back of substantial growth in Greek yogurt.

In the US, it accounts for over half of yogurt sales, having made up just 1% of sales a decade ago.

Mark Fahlin, global product line manager for Fermented Milk Products at DSM Food Specialties said: “It is truly amazing to see the distinctive tastes and textures in products coming solely from our next generation yogurt cultures.

“With high-protein yogurt being one of the biggest segments in North America and with the drive for more growth and differentiation, now is an excellent opportunity for the yogurt industry to make the most from yogurt cultures.

“DSM has rapidly responded to the increasing consumer demand for thicker, higher fat and more indulgent yogurts. The Greek Legends cultures address the market’s need to develop more flavorful, creamier and protein-rich products to help manufacturers diversify their ranges, while enabling them to improve product quality and shelf-life stability in one solution.”

"Next generation" cultures

DSM believes thicker yogurts are becoming more popular due to increased demand for all-in-one products; Greek yogurt, for example, provides high levels of protein and probiotics, as well as an indulgent and sensory experience.

The cultures are based on DSM’s proven Delvo Fresh Pure range.

The company added: “These next generation yogurt cultures support yogurt producers to create or reformulate Greek yogurt and expand into the growing range of more indulgent yogurts that are thick and creamy.

“The cultures provide more options to create high-protein, sweeter or creamier yogurts, with firmer textures, ranging from mild to authentic tastes. Moreover, they offer very high pH stability, adding further value to producers looking to extend product shelf life.”

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