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Arla Foods Ingredients unveils protein-boosting ingredient
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2 May 2023

Arla Foods Ingredients unveils protein-boosting ingredient

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a new fat-free solution to increase the protein content of juice-style oral nutrition supplements (ONS) for medical nutrition. Though recent years have seen juice-style drinks enter the ONS category, most ONS are milky beverages, as the average protein content of juice-style ONS is only 4.2g per 100g. Arla Foods Ingredients has created a solution that can increase the level of protein in ONS juice-style drinks to 7% “without compromising on taste or mouthfeel”. The new concept incorporates the 100% pure beta-lactoglobulin with a quality nutritional profile, Lacprodan BLG-100. It contains 7g of protein per 100g and is high in essential amino acids, including leucine (1.13g per 100g). Juice-style medical drinks made with Lacprodan BLG-100 provide a source of protein and energy. The use of BLG-100 enables low viscosity and stability over shelf life and tastes less acidic than typical ONS juice-style products, providing a more pleasant mouthfeel. Troels Nørgaard Laursen, director for health and performance at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Juice-style options are a promising alternative to traditional milky oral nutritional supplements, but there has been room for improvement when it comes to their protein profile. Lacprodan BLG-100 is a great solution to this challenge. It’s rich in essential amino acids – in particular leucine – ​ and helps ONS deliver a more palatable drinking experience.” You may also like to read:

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