Denmark headquartered Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a clean-label concept to help brands meet growing demand for ambient yogurt in China.
The new solution is the first of its kind. It uses Nutrilac® YO-4575,a 100% naturalwhey protein, to give unrefrigerated yogurts a premium positioning with all-natural ingredients.
Nutrilac® YO-4575 is unique due to its heat-stability and texturizing properties. It keeps ambient products smooth and stable throughout shelf life without the need for additives or preservatives.
It contains more than 3% protein, with Nutrilac® YO-4575 providing high nutritional value due to its high amino acid content. Like all of Arla Foods Ingredients whey products, it is sourced from the milk of grass-fed cows in the EU.
Torben Jensen, Senior Category Manager, FDP, at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Ambient yogurts with a natural label are looking more and more like a major opportunity to capture a slice of China’s growing yogurt market. But to be part of this journey, manufacturers need to offer something different.”