Milk consumer trends
It’s an easy cow-culation: Dairy is important
Humans discovered the nutritional benefits of dairy products thousands of years ago. Now, dairy products are staple ingredients for cuisines around the world. They are also an important source of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals, including calcium
And dairy products are a growth sector, particularly as Western-style diets become popular in Asia.
Cut out the lactose
About 70% of the world’s population has some degree of lactose intolerance. Even those who don’t are increasingly demanding low-lactose and lactose-free products for health and lifestyle reasons.
Novozymes Saphera allows for better control of lactose elimination. Saphera breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose, two natural sugars in milk. This creates natural sweetness, which means less added sugar and a healthier, lactose-free product.
Low sugar is a purchasing factor
Consumers are becoming increasingly more aware of the healthiness of their products, and sugar is a key focus of both consumers and regulators. Food manufacturers including dairies will need to prioritize low-sugar and sugar-free alternatives to meet this growing need.
Create formula with all babies in mind
Traditionally, cow’s milk is the preferred raw material for infant formulas. But many babies can’t tolerate whey and casein, the most common proteins in cow milk.
There are solutions, but they aren’t optimal. Animal-based trypsin is not appropriate for kosher or halal families – and common proteases can create a bitter taste that babies will refuse.
Luckily, with the right enzymes, new forms of low-allergen and lactose-free infant formula can be created to help babies thrive.
Make your brand accessible with Kosher and Halal products
Halal and Kosher food markets are growing faster than traditional food markets. In the United States alone, demand for halal products is growing at around 17% annually. The Kosher market is also growing at 15% per year.
Unlike animal-based trypsin, enzymes can remove lactose without breaking Halal or Kosher rules. This creates an accessible product for any diet.
Dairy products for a 24-hour world
Get the versatility to create high-quality, lactose-free products with Novozymes Saphera, an innovative lactase that also lets you reduce the amount of added sugars while still achieving the same sweet taste. Saphera is extremely versatile and can be used for yogurt, better than conventional yeast-based lactases, but it also works well with other fermented milk products, milk drinks, and ice cream.
- Better control of lactose elimination
- Stable level of sweetness and taste during product’s shelf life – less risk of off-flavors
- Opportunity for cleaner, more attractive product labels
This highly purified, concentrated product for the production of low-allergenic infant formula is not animal-based. This makes Novozymes Formea suitable for kosher and halal customers. Differentiate yourself in your market and keep up with consumer trends with this clean-label approach to infant formula.
- Reliable, predictable results and consistently high quality
- No preservatives or additives
- Non-animal sourcing eliminates any risk of animal virus contamination
- Highly specific mode of action compared to common proteases.