Protein waters without the taste of protein? It’s clearly possible, says Arla Foods Ingredients

A new product from Arla Foods Ingredients is said to have overcome the taste and mouthfeel issues that have long challenges manufacturers of clear protein waters. 

The high-protein trend, demand for convenient ready-to-drink nutritional beverages, and the success of the sports nutrition category have all driven consumer interest in clear protein waters. However, some brands have been resistant to launch new products due to challenges with taste and dry mouthfeel. 

Lacprodan ISO.Water is a whey protein isolate ingredient that has the ability to overcome these issues. Designed for clear beverages, it delivers mouthfeel without the taste of protein, creating new opportunities for innovative products with taste. 

Arla Foods Ingredients will be showcasing the new product at Food Ingredients Europe, which will be held from 3-5 December 2019 in Paris. 

Troels Laursen, director, health and performance nutrition at Arla Foods Ingredients, said, “Protein waters are a fantastic way to offer consumers healthy protein in a convenient, refreshing and low-calorie format. However, the one box they haven’t previously ticked is great taste. Lacprodan ISO.Water overcomes that challenge, paving the way for products with a far wider range of flavours. It will set a new standard for clear protein waters that taste great as well as meeting nutritional needs.” 

Lacprodan ISO.Water is designed for use in ready-to-drink protein beverages. Made in Europe, it is sugar-free, fat-free and lactose-free, as well as halal, kosher, and non-GMO. 

Other Arla Foods Ingredients products on show will include Lacprodan Hydro.PowerPro, which offers all the sports nutrition benefits of whey protein hydrolysate without the bitter taste. In blinded sensory evaluations, it has been found to be 50% less bitter than comparable products with a similar degree of hydrolysis, said the company.