IDAPRO MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE AND IDAPRO MILK PROTEIN ISOLATE
Idaho Milk Products produces 80 – 90 percent protein powders under the IdaPro brand name. IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) and IdaPro Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) deliver casein and whey proteins in the same unaltered ratio as found in fresh milk. They are characterized by a clean, light, milky flavor and aroma with excellent solubility and emulsifying capabilities. IdaPro MPC/MPI is used to add protein and nutritional and functional benefits to dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, ice cream, and ready-to-drink beverages for weight management, sports nutrition, and adult nutrition.
IdaPro MPC/MPI is manufactured from farm fresh, Grade A fluid milk using only filtration processes to concentrate the milk protein while significantly reducing the lactose content. No chemicals are added to the milk during processing. That is why IdaPro MPC/MPI delivers the highest quality milk proteins in their purest, most natural form, along with easy-to-absorb important milk minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and zinc—some of which are chelated with the milk proteins, which results in enhanced bioavailablity. To assure that our IdaPro MPC/MPI is rbST-free, our owned and operated dairy farms provide written certification that they do not inject their cows with rBST (bovine somatotropin).
IDAPRO EXCELS IN INDEPENDENT SENSORY TESTING
An independent panel at North Carolina State University blind tested IdaPro MPC-80 and MPC-85 against eight competitive samples. IdaPro MPC/MPI had the cleanest, freshest flavor and aroma, scored the lowest in lipid oxidation, and did not have any significant undesirable flavor components.¹
In functional testing, IdaPro MPC/MPI scored high compared to competitive MPC/MPIs in important functional properties for food and beverage applications (nitrogen solubility, suspension stability, viscosity, and emulsion stability). IdaPro MPC/MPIs have uniform particle size and flow better than the competitive set.²
Additionally, in a blind study at Kansas State University comparing MPI products developed by several manufacturers, IdaPro MPI-90 demonstrated significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than all other competitive samples.3
READY-TO-MIX (RTM) AND READY-TO-DRINK (RTD) APPLICATIONS
Demonstrating significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than other competitor products, IdaPro MPC/MPI produce greater value in protein-enrichment applications such as powdered and ready-to-drink beverages for sports nutrition, adult nutrition, and weight management. In applications requiring a lower level of lactose, our IdaPro MPC/MPI also offers excellent results.
The term “dairy-based blends” refers to a multitude of products, from blends specially formulated for ice cream to blends intended for bakery applications. These blends can contain nonfat dried milk or milk protein concentrates and are formulated to contain specific protein levels for specific applications. There are two major milk components in these blends that are adjusted to enhance functionality: protein and carbohydrate. Both Idaho Milk Products IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) and IdaPro MPP are designed for use in the entire spectrum of dairy-based blends.
HOW TO USE MPC/MPI IN DAIRY-BASED BLENDS
MPC/MPIs are used in dairy-based blends where protein levels need to be increased either for labeling purposes or for the functionality that the proteins bring to the blend. A good example of the functionality of MPC/MPI in a dairy-based blend is an ice cream blend. A small amount of MPC or MPI in an ice cream blend helps inhibit lactose sanding during freeze-thaw cycles by binding water in the product during the thaw phase. IdaPro MPC/MPI has been independently tested,4 showing superior functional properties compared with other MPC/MPIs on the market. Using IdaPro MPC/MPI enables the delivery of higher quality dairy-based blends when whey protein is required.
¹ The Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center, North Carolina State University, Dr. Maryanne Drake, June 2016.
²Testing conducted at Dairy Products Technology Center, California Polytech State University, Dr. Phillip Tong and Dr. Vandna Sikand, Reported July 13, 2010.
3 Physical & Functional Property Testing of Commercially Available MPC/MPI Samples, Animal Sciences and Industry/Food Science Institute, Kansas State University, Jayendra K. Amamcharla, Ph.D. et al., June 30, 2016.