Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a whey protein for creating yogurt-based sports nutrition products for active consumers who prefer not to use traditional gels and shakes.
The Nutrilac solution produces drinking sports yogurt similar to drinking yogurt, but with whey protein content as high as 28g per serving for excellent recovery benefits.
The sports yogurt concept is expected to resonate with ordinary consumers who take their exercise seriously, who are often referred to as ‘weekend warriors’.
Using the new ingredient, sports yoghurts can be formulated in a variety of flavors and packaged in bottles or pouches, formats that are already well established and popular in the fast-growing sports nutrition category.
The company says whey protein is easily digested and absorbed quickly by the body, and is therefore very effective in terms of helping the muscles recover from intense physical activity.
It also offers well-documented bone health benefits, offering yogurt manufacturers the opportunity to create great tasting products that provide a combined muscle and bone health proposition.
Arla Foods Ingredients sports yogurt solution is formulated to offer a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 1:1.