SoBenefik is a protein-packed yogurt containing 8% protein, live cultures and a rich, extra-creamy texture while being low-fat and low-lactose. This is made possible through the use of Epiprot 60 UL, a native milk protein concentrate produced directly from fresh milk using a cold filtration process that allows minimal denaturation, and optimal functional and nutritional properties.
SoBenefik is produced using exclusively high-quality dairy powders, cultures and water. This distinctive feature makes it particularly interesting for markets where access to a fresh milk supply may be limited, or where preserving the integrity of fresh raw milk can be challenging.
Like SoFlexi, SoBenefik was developed with the end consumer in mind, as a clean, convenient and affordable smart-snacking option for increasingly time-deprived modern consumers. Research conducted by Mintel, in collaboration with SPINS, revealed that there is an ongoing decline in conventional snacking compared with fresh snack offerings, making SoBenefik particularly relevant in today's landscape.
Fresh snacking is also one of the main drivers of the health and wellness snacking category, as consumers continue to seek 'better-for-you' alternatives to fulfil their nutritional needs on the go. High-protein yogurt could be a healthy replacement for energy-dense snacks by improving satiety and delaying the desire to eat again, thus curbing overall calorie consumption.
Products modelled on SoBenefik, which use Epiprot 60 UL, will make it easy for consumers to choose a highprotein yogurt over a higher-energy, seemingly more attractive option. Indeed, SoBenefik offers a creamy, indulgent mouthfeel and delivers on key healthy attributes: high protein, low-fat and low-lactose. It even offers the additional benefit of supplying about 30% of the recommended calcium dietary allowance per 100g.
Potential clients can try it out for themselves: SoBenefik samples will be available to taste at the company's upcoming trade show appearances.
Thanks to its unique ultra-low temperature production process, native protein Epiprot 60 UL is the ideal solution for product developers seeking a highly functional quality protein source with outstanding nutritional properties. This 60% milk protein concentrate not only offers superior gelling, emulsifying and water retention capabilities, but also has the unique ability to provide enhanced creaminess and a rich mouthfeel in low-fat, high-protein applications. Epiprot 60 UL also has a superior nutritional profile that is high in native calcium and low-lactose. Beyond highprotein yogurt, this new ingredient is easy to use and can be incorporated into a wide range of applications, such as cheese, other yogurts, quark, beverages, nutritional products and more.
Feel free to get in touch to learn more about highprotein yogurt with SoBenefik and Epi Ingredients' new protein offering, or to set a time to catch up at one of the company's upcoming events. Epi will be at Hi Europe at stand 8K50 on 27-29 November in Frankfurt.
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