Milk proteins are value-added ingredients that offer food and beverage manufacturers great taste, unsurpassed nutrition and superior functionality in a variety of applications. Milk proteins have excellent solubility and emulsifying capabilities delivering enhanced texture, flavor and consistency.
Milk proteins are high-quality and complete. Complete proteins are important because they contain all the amino acids required by humans, helping to build and repair tissue; create antibodies, hormones, and enzymes; and provide energy. Milk protein has the highest biological value of any protein, meaning it is efficiently used by the human body (104 for milk protein vs. 100 for eggs, 74 for soy protein and 54 for wheat).
Our Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) and Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) deliver casein and whey proteins in the same unaltered ratio as found in fresh milk. MPC/MPI is used to add protein and nutritional and functional benefits to a wide variety of product types such as yogurt, cheese, ice cream, flavored milks, ready-to-drink beverages for weight management, sports nutrition, and adult nutrition, high protein coffee drinks, protein bars and many others. We also offer low-lactose versions of our milk proteins that enable manufacturers to make a lactose-free claim on their packaging.
Idaho Milk Products produces 80 – 90 percent protein powders under the IdaPro and IdaPlus brand names.