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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
The ingredient is designed to withstand high temperatures and stay soluble and stable when added to hot water.
A new heat-stable, soluble hydrolyzed whey protein ingredient aims to make formulating high-protein hot food and beverage products possible. Glanbia Nutritionals (Carlsbad, CA) highlighted its new ProTherma agglomerated whey protein ingredient at this year’s SupplySide West trade show. The ingredient is designed to withstand high temperatures and stay soluble and stable when added to hot water. It dissolves completely with no coagulation, the company says, outperforming conventional whey proteins.
“Consisting of 85% high-density, low-lactose protein, ProTherma is a convenient way to achieve protein fortification in hot, ready-to-mix powdered applications that include coffees, teas, hot chocolates, malt drinks, soups, oatmeal, coffee pods, and coffee creamers,” the company says in a press release. The ingredient is also GRAS, kosher, and halal approved.
“With the growing demand for hot beverages and the continued interest from consumers for protein-enriched products, the addition of ProTherma to our portfolio will provide an exciting new alternative for our customers and their consumers,” said Ram Nimmagudda, PhD, senior director, performance and wellness bioactives, for Glanbia, in a press release. “We have made it easier to formulate heat-stable and protein-rich ready-to-mix powdered applications.”
In addition to ProTherma, Glanbia is also highlighting the following recently launched ingredients at SupplySide West 2017. First, the company is showcasing two new pea protein ingredients: 1) Crunchie pea protein crisps, which add a crunchy texture to products like bars and healthy snacks, and 2) for powdered drink mixes, BevEdge Pea Protein, an ingredient that sidesteps the dispersibility and flavor challenges typical of pea protein ingredients. “Unlike conventional pea protein, which mixes poorly and tends to clump, BevEdge Pea Protein dissolves instantly in water [and] is clean label and neutral to taste.” The company is also showcasing SatieTein, a milk protein isolate designed to increase feelings of satiety; and Crystal Bursts, a carbonated-crystals delivery system for vitamins, minerals, and a wide range of bioactives.