At Health Ingredients Europe 2018, Ingredia product manager Elsa Trotier spoke with FoodBev about the company’s latest protein concepts and how healthy ageing is an increasingly important focus for the company.
At the show, Ingredia essentially focused on the nutrition and health of elderly consumers, and showcased three concepts to cater to this demographic: a ‘finger-food’ style dairy snack; a a high protein beverage to combat overnight fasting; and a calcium-rich yogurt used to prevent osteoporosis.
The finger-food snack concept was made with Ingredia’s Promilk SH 20 micellar casein and Promilk 600 A milk protein ingredients, creating an easy-to-eat, nutritious snack which easily prvides the daily protein requirements of elderly consumers.
Meanwhile, the high protein beverage concept contained a unique combination of Ingredia’s Prodiet Fluid native micellar casein and the Prodiet Hydrolysate S25 native whey protein.
Trotier says that the combination of the two proteins create a beverage which simultaneously accelerates muscle synthesis to avoid muslce loss and provides slow digestion to help consumers ‘feeel fuller for longer’.
Finally, the calcium rich, high-protein yogurt concept also contains the Promilk 600 A milk protein, creating a yogurt which fulfills the daily protein and calcium requirements of elderly consumers, helping to preserve bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
Trotier also discussed the importance of the healthy ageing trend, as well as Ingredia’s plans for the future.
“I think that the senior nutrition market is growing, and dairy ingredients are the first choice to formulate new products for senior consumers, as with dairy protein you can have high nutritional quality.
“For example, you can have high protein products, you can have something really tasty, healthy and indulgent.
“In future, we will continue to work on clinical nutrition, especially in senior nutrition and in sports nutrition.”
Presented and edited by: Martin White
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