Speciality food ingredient supplier, Carbery, launches a major new ingredient range at Health Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt this week.
Bifipro is a range of fermented dairy ingredients that deliver a unique combination of high quality protein with prebiotic promoting properties. Interest in fermented products is on the rise, the company says, and globally there has been an 18% average annual growth of food and beverage launches tracked with a fermented claim from 2013-2017, according to research by Innova Market Insights.
The new range taps into growing interest in the benefits of a diet rich in high quality protein, plus the holistic health benefits associated with enhancing a more positive gut microbiome. It is suitable for use in many ambient formats, including: powders, ready to drink beverages and energy bars.
Sarah O’Neill, Carbery’s marketing manager said: “Consumers are becoming more aware of the health and taste benefits of the fermentation process. At the same time, the staggering demand for high quality protein is a major driver in the nutrition industry. We have combined these two mega trends to develop a versatile, effective ingredient that caters to the health requirements of today’s nutrition consumers.”
The easily digested whey protein isolate (WPI) is produced using a natural fermentation process. Produced with milk from grass fed Irish cows, it contains all the essential branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) required for muscle growth and maintenance, making it particularly suited to active consumers.
Carbery said it is also showcasing a variety of high protein concepts with exciting flavor profiles in Frankfurt such as speculoos, iced coffee and dragonfruit. These trending flavors were specifically developed for protein applications by Synergy Flavours, a member of the Carbery Group.