Advanced Lipids has launched two new additions to its branded Infat range of infant formula ingredients.
Advanced Lipids has launched two new additions to its branded Infat range of infant formula ingredients. Infat Pro offers higher levels of sn-2 palmitate, and Infat MF is a special blend containing milk fat. Palmitic acid is an important source of nutrition for breastfed babies, particularly saturated fatty acids. In human milk, 70-80% of the palmitic acid in human milk is attached to a glycerol backbone in the sn-2 position, which facilitates calcium and fat absorption. However, in many oils used in formula, sn-2 concentration is can be as low as 8-10%.
Advanced Lipids’ original ingredient Infat already contains 40-45% sn-2 palminate, but its new Infat Pro offers as much as 60% sn-2 palminate, allowing for even better absorption of calcium and fat. Infat MF offers a more natural taste by adding lipid components from milk to formula in addition to the high sn-2 levels typical of the Infat range.
“The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach no longer works in formula markets, where it’s increasingly important for manufacturers to offer consumers a choice,” said Ronald van der Knaap, chairman of Advanced Lipids, in a press release. “We’ve worked hard to develop these innovative new additions to our range.”