Treat: Arla Foods Ingredients launches high-protein indulgent biscuit concept

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19 Nov 2018 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new protein biscuit concept that is touted as being tasty as well providing all the benefits of protein-rich foods. The Whey-Pro Biscuit concept demonstrates that it is possible to combine a high-protein claim with an indulgent taste, says Arla.

The new concept can help biscuit manufacturers tap into the high-protein and healthy indulgence trends while overcoming technical challenges, according to Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Producing indulgent, high-protein biscuits can come with processing and sensory challenges. Yet as stated by Arla Foods Ingredients, the new Whey-Pro Biscuit concept features Nutrilac, the company’s whey protein ingredient, in an indulgent biscuit recipe with a premium look, taste and feel. 

The concept was designed to create biscuits with the right structure and appearance after baking, as well as low water activity for long-lasting crispness and low risk of microbiological spoilage. It helps overcome issues such as unpleasant aftertaste and unattractive appearance. Additionally, the company reports it qualifies for a high-protein claim in the EU, which dictates that at least 20 percent of the energy value of the food is provided by protein. 

“High-protein and healthy indulgence are both important trends in the baked goods category. Biscuit manufacturers who tap into them have a great opportunity to grow their market share. Our new concept demonstrates that it’s definitely possible to combine a high-protein claim with an indulgent taste and texture while overcoming technical challenges,” says Senior Category Manager, Bakery, at Arla Foods Ingredients, Lene Hald.  

The Whey-Pro Biscuit concept will be on show at Health Ingredients Europe this month, where Arla Foods Ingredients will also showcase its Lacprodan TexturePro, its high-quality whey protein ingredient that gives bars superior texture and softer bite for a longer shelf life. 

In October, Arla Foods Ingredients launched a new concept that allows manufacturers to create a protein shot made exclusively with whey as a protein source. The “Protein Extreme” concept packs 20g of high-quality whey protein into a convenient 100ml, low-calorie serving. 

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Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in natural whey ingredients for products in a range of categories – from sports nutrition, beverages, bakery, dairy and ice cream to clinical and infant nutrition. 
 
The cornerstones of our business are innovative ingredients, world-class facilities and a staff of dedicated experts. Drawing on our portfolio of functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate, our expert team delivers solutions that bring new food products quickly and efficiently to market. Our application centres run hundreds of customer product trials every week. All ingredients are produced using state-of-the-art processing technology at our plant in Denmark, or by one of our joint ventures in Argentina, Germany and the UK.
 
Arla Foods Ingredients Group P/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of Arla Foods, a global dairy company and cooperative owned by dairy farmers in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.

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