A protein found naturally in milk, Hilmar™ 9020 Whey Protein Isolate is a highly functional WPI with excellent clarity. Designed to reduce astringency in low pH applications, Hilmar™ 9020 WPI is ideal for juices and other acid beverages, making an especially palatable drink even with the most fragile flavor system. Hilmar™ 9020 WPI is heat stable and is suitable for use across the range of pasteurization procedures. A nutritional powerhouse, Hilmar™ 9020 WPI is a complete protein with a PER of 3.2 and “perfect” PDCAAS of 1.0. In fact, whey protein contains the highest concentration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) available from any protein source. BCAAs can help provide energy during exercise and are the building blocks for muscle development.
If you are considering whey protein fortification, check with us first. We can help with formulations and development advice on applications from beverages to bars.
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Whey Protein Isolates
Naturally derived from fresh, sweet whey, Hilmar™ Whey Protein Isolates are complete proteins – with all the amino acids in an optimum blend for human health. At 90% protein, WPIs deliver a maximum level of protein with almost no fat or carbohydrate. Couple those nutritional advantages with formulation benefits that include clarity, clean taste and selectable viscosity, there is almost no beverage that can’t be improved with WPI.
With thin-as-water viscosity, Hilmar™ WPIs make possible light beverages, such as fortified waters and isotonics. Protein shots can have protein concentrations of 18 or 19% without unpalatable thickening. Acid and heat stability allow Hilmar™ WPIs to withstand the rigors of juice fortification, pasteurization and heat processing.
Hilmar™ WPIs are also excellent choices for improving the nutrition in foods like snack bars, frozen desserts, baked goods and soups or sauces.
Whey Protein Hydrolysates
Whey proteins contain bioactive components that may positively affect cardiovascular health. In particular, these components can inhibit activity of the body’s angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which causes blood vessels to constrict, and thereby help to reduce blood pressure. When produced under specific manufacturing conditions, including selected enzymes and other hydrolysis parameters, whey protein hydrolysates have been shown to be an especially good source of this ACE inhibition effect.
Hilmar Ingredients employs just such conditions when producing the Hilmar line of whey protein hydrolysates. All contain ACE inhibition activity as well as having individual advantages in flavor, dispersibility and function.
High Purity Lactose
Hilmar Ingredients’ lactose provides a key source of carbohydrate that contributes to the overall value of a food or beverage.
Extensive investment in refining processes enables us to offer lactose in three progressively more purified grades: edible, refined edible and ultra refined. Along with purity grades, Hilmar™ lactose is available in several mesh sizes including traditional 100 and 200 mesh. Through an investment in milling technology and knowledge of moisture migration, we also offer a superior, finely milled 325 mesh lactose for high-end confectionery use.
Our California headquarters is the world’s largest single-site manufacturing operation for cheese and whey products. It’s also home to our new Innovation Center containing the latest pilot plant and applications equipment, test kitchen and sampling area. A second facility in Dalhart, Texas, expands the flexibility of our whey protein production, assuring customers of consistent, year-round product availability. And our proximity to the Ports of Oakland (CA) and Houston (TX) allows for easy access to the world’s markets. We are SQF certified and both facilities meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for food safety systems. Our products are Kosher, Halal and EU certified. At Hilmar Ingredients, we take seriously our responsibility to manage our business in a manner that balances economic, social and environmental sustainability.