A popular, portable treat, pudding is a great way to get more calcium and protein into the diets of people of all ages, especially the young and the old.
Children need more protein because they are growing so fast, and because so much of their future well-being depends on proper development. Older folk have an increased need for proper nutrition – they tend to consume smaller volumes and have less efficient metabolisms. For these reasons, seniors need more nutrient dense foods.
Both populations can benefit from protein fortification. Whey protein is particularly easy to digest and so, some researchers believe, more of whey’s abundant amino acids are quickly useful to help build muscle and aid metabolism.
Ideal for puddings, Hilmar™ 9400 Whey Protein Isolate is a highly functional WPI. It is heat stable over standard processing methods including retort. Clean flavor allows incorporation at higher levels, even in delicate flavors like vanilla. Hilmar™ 9400 also has good solubility, providing a smooth mouthfeel.
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 advantages that include clarity, clean taste and selectable viscosity, and there is almost no product that can’t be improved with WPI. Hilmar™ 9420 is designed specifically for clear, low pH applications like gels and juices where it reduces overall astringency. Hilmar™ 9400 has a clean flavor and is ideal in puddings, smoothies and soups. Hilmar™ 9410 instantized WPI has spoon-stirrable dispersibility for dry mix applications. Hilmar™ 9000 and instantized Hilmar™ 9010, with a neutral flavor and favorable mineral profile, are practical fortification choices for bars and beverages. Hilmar WPIs are also excellent choices for improving the nutrition in foods like snack bars, frozen desserts and baked goods.
Hilmar™ 8800 Alpha-Lactalbumin Enriched WPC
It’s the unique amino acid profile of alpha-lactalbumin, one of milk’s major whey proteins, that’s intriguing. Like all whey proteins, it has the full complement of essential amino acids needed for good health. But alpha-lactalbumin also has a higher concentration of two specific amino acids – tryptophan and cystine – thought to have influence on cognitive performance, sleep efficiency and mood support during stress. In addition, alpha-lactalbumin may play a role in enhancing the body’s ability to absorb minerals, such as zinc, immuno-modulation and regulation of gut micro flora.
Hilmar™ 8800 alpha-lactalbumin enriched 80% WPC is designed to help manufacturers take advantage of alpha lactalbumin’s health benefits along with the expected functional benefits of whey protein. Providing critical amino acids for energy and health, Hilmar™ 8800 also gives an extra pop of phospholipids for their essential roles in cellular structure and activity. With its heat and acid stability, high solubility and low glycemic load, Hilmar™ 8800 is ideal for sports or health products – RTD and dry mix beverages, food bars and supplements.
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. From Hilmar™ 8350, which is “debittered” compared with competing WPHs, to the tabletting ability of Hilmar™ 8380, to the food/energy bar improvements from Hilmar™ 8370, these and the other Hilmar WPHs provide options for a wide range of heart-health and wellness applications.
High Purity Lactose
Hilmar Ingredients’ lactose provides a key source of carbohydrate that contributes to the overall value of a food or beverage.
For nutritional products, lactose’s low glycemic index (GI) is an advantage. Low GI products – those that produce only small fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels – help maintain consistent energy levels and help moderate spikes and dips in blood sugar. Low GI products also aid long-term health by reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and by helping to manage weight.
Hilmar Ingredients is dedicated to providing levels of quality and service that make our customers excited to do business with us. We are FSSC 22000 certified and meet the requirements of the Global Food Safety Initiative. Located in California’s Central Valley, our headquarters is the world’s largest single-site manufacturing operation of cheese and whey products. A state-of-the-art 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.