Arla Foods Ingredients has released a new whey protein hydrolysate ingredient that it claims can be used to create better tasting medical nutrition products.
According to Arla Food Ingredients, WPH Lacprodan DI-3091 helps overcomes taste challenges in products for patients with maldigestion or malabsorption.
Whey protein hydrolysates are often used in medical nutrition supplements for people with conditions that impair their ability to digest or absorb protein; but they commonly have a bitter taste.
The whey-based solution claims to offer a significantly better taste profile, which will help patients’ compliance with nutritional regimes and prevent malnourishment.
WPH Lacprodan DI-3091 is suitable for food for special medical purposes (FSMP) and can be used in both ready-to-drinks and tube feed solutions.
The ingredient has a 21-27% degree of hydrolysis and reportedly offers a high content of essential amino acids, dipeptides and tripeptides.
Kasper Faarkrog Høyer, sales development manager at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “WPH Lacprodan DI-3091 offers all the advantages of whey protein hydrolysate, including rapid absorption of nutrients. What distinguishes it is that it combines these benefits with a far better taste than similar ingredients.
“This means a more pleasurable experience for patients, which is particularly important considering the profound consequences of poor nutritional compliance during recovery.”
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