Protein

Milk is highly digestible and efficient in its nutritional transfer, giving it an edge over plants structured to produce carbohydrates. Pic: Getty/shark_749

‘Milk protein is king’ but needs an RDA overhaul

By Beth Newhart

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. But Rob Wildman of the International Protein Board (IPB) believes the system needs changing, specific to different dietary functions.

Probiotics and whey protein ingredients will be a focus at this week's SupplySide West expo. Pic: Getty/pong-photo9

Protein preview at SupplySide West

By Beth Newhart

SupplySide West (SSW) returns to Las Vegas this week, bringing together more than 17,000 ingredients buyers and suppliers. Arla Foods and NZMP will showcase proteins for use in dairy and dairy alternative products.

Sargento brings more meat-free protein snacks to the c-store.

Packaging cheese for c-store needs

By Beth Newhart

Dairy companies at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show highlighted protein products, though cheese snacks at the US convenience store haven’t changed much in the last decade, with sticks and bars still ruling the aisles.

“Everyone’s trying to crack the code--how do we get American dairy consumption to keep rising?

Wünder expands US quark options in a sparse market

By Beth Newhart

The curdled, cultured dairy product quark has a huge presence in Europe and Asia, but little to no competition in the US. For five years, Wünder Creamery has been trying to change that.

AMCO is hoping to tap into the current consumer demand for high protein snacks and baked goods, like cookies, brownies and cakes.

AMCO pumps up snack protein with BakePLUS

By Beth Newhart

Baked goods and snacks have a new dairy protein option from New Jersey-based AMCO Proteins. BakePLUS is said to be heat stable and highly soluble, preventing over-aeration common in pastries.

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