Advanced Lipids launches new additions to Infat range
Advanced Lipids will be launching two new additions to its Infat range of infant formula ingredients – Infat Pro and Infat MF. The former is a premium offering that provides higher levels of sn-2 palmitate, while the latter is a blend containing milk fat.
Breastfed babies receive many of their nutritional needs from palmitic acid, a common saturated fatty acid in humans. Around 70% to 80% of the palmitic acid in human milk is attached to the glycerol backbone in the sn-2 position, which facilities calcium and fat absorption. However, in many oils used in formula, sn-2 concentration is as low as 8% to 10%.
Infat, Advanced Lipids’ original fat ingredient, contains around 40% to 45% sn-2 palmitate, enabling formulas to more closely provide many of the benefits of breast milk.
Dr Marcus Gliwitzki, CEO at Advanced Lipids, explained: “Infat Pro allows formula manufacturers to get even closer to the benefits of breast milk. It offers all the advantages of our original formulation but with even more sn-2 palmitate. This means fat, calcium and other essential nutrients can be better absorbed, supporting infant health and development.”
For Infat MF, the blend includes lipid components from milk to formula, and offers natural taste alongside high sn-2. The company will also showcase Infat Plus at Food Ingredients Europe 2019. Infat Plus is designed to be closer to the structure of the breast milk of women in China.
Ronald van der Knaap, chairman of Advanced Lipids, elaborated: “The ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach no longer works in formula markets, where it’s increasingly important for manufacturers to offer consumers a choice. We’ve worked hard to develop these new additions to our range, and we’re delighted to have the chance to showcase them at FiE 2019.”
To find out more, visit Advanced Lipids at booth 6Q51 during FiE 2019, which will be held from 3-5 Dec 2019 at Paris, France.