Arla packs a protein punch with nutrition shot for the medical market

By Nikki Cutler

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Arla medical shot
Arla medical shot

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Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed a new protein-dense medical drink ideal for patients who need a dose of protein in a low-volume beverage.

Developed for medical nutrition manufacturers, the prototype 100ml shot provides 10g of the firm's whey protein Lacprodan DI-7325 which is specially designed for medical nutrition. 

Protein is increasingly in demand in the medical nutrition market. According to Innova Market Insights, the number of global medical nutrition beverage product launches featuring whey protein grew by 9.9% CAGR between 2012 and 2017.

However, high-protein whey beverages can gel over time, taste can be compromised and, if the ingredient is not heat-stable, processing equipment can be blocked.

The shot contains added minerals and Lacprodan DI-7325, a high-quality whey ingredient suitable for beverages containing minerals which maintains good viscosity and heat stability.

Lise Povlsen, senior category manager at Arla Foods Ingredients,said: “There is increasing demand for low-volume medical nutritional food and beverages with high levels of high-quality protein. The excellent nutritional profile of whey protein makes it the perfect ingredient for this.

"But the fact is whey proteins can be challenging in beverages when concentration increases. Thanks to Lacprodan DI-7325, your next low-volume, high-protein medical beverage solution will have great heat stability, it won’t gel over time, and it won’t compromise on taste.”

Low-volume, high protein medical beverages made with Lacprodan DI-7325 can carry on-pack communication such as 100% of the protein from whey, UHT-stable and kosher and halal.

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