While protein-enriched food and beverages, and particularly ready-to-drink protein beverages are in high demand; people have experienced off-tastes such as bitterness or astringency that come along with protein food and beverages. Novozymes has developed Formea Prime to help beverage manufacturers overcome the typical formulation challenges when using whey protein hydrolysates, particularly in ready-to-drink protein beverages.
Formea Prime is a protease enzyme and it builds on Novozymes’ enzymatic Formea platform, which was developed for protein drinks.
“Used in the production process, Formea Prime provides all the benefits of whey protein hydrolysates, such as improved stability and improved absorption – but without the problems of bitter taste,” explains Christian Schmock, Head of Business Unit for Food Platforms at Novozymes. “With Formea Prime brands do not need to add ingredients to secure the taste that consumers want.”
“New consumers are looking for larger variety of products, products with higher protein content, better sensorial experience, more convenient products such as shelf-stable drinks. And consumers also care about the environmental impact of food production, and they want cleaner label. This is exactly what Formea Prime helps manufacturers to overcome,” adds Schmock.
Novozymes has launched Formea Prime globally.