The relationship between health and nutrition continues to merge, as consumers seek to get the most of their everyday diet
"To meet this demand, manufacturers are increasingly turning to protein fortification to improve nutritional value — a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down.
At IFT 2017, Rousselot/Peptan will showcase its comprehensive range of protein solutions, designed for functional food, drinks and nutritional applications.
Visitors to booth 2674 will discover how Rousselot’s Peptan collagen peptides and ProTake B hydrolysed gelatin can be used in a wide variety of formulations to enhance nutritional levels and maintain clean label classification.
As the most abundant protein in the human body, collagen is a key constituent of all connective tissues.
A hydrolysed form of collagen, collagen peptides are continuing to rise in popularity across the global food and nutrition market, owing to their range of health benefits and functional properties.
Peptan collagen peptides offer multiple advantages for healthy ageing and sports nutrition including maintaining functional joints, supporting healthy bones and improving skin moisture.
With a neutral taste and smell, Peptan is a versatile bioactive ingredient that is ideal for a variety of different applications, from tablets, powdered drinks, beverages, nutrition bars, confectionery and dairy.
Also presented at IFT will be Rousselot’s ProTake B, a bovine-sourced ingredient which contains 90% pure protein.
ProTake B enables manufacturers to increase total protein content more than with any other single source of protein.
Its neutral organoleptic properties mean that it can be easily integrated with other ingredients, which makes it suitable for protein enrichment across a range of applications to create healthier, better-for-you products.
As ProTake B is a food ingredient with no e-numbers, it can be incorporated into food and beverages while meeting consumer demands for clean label products.
A number of innovative product prototypes will be used to demonstrate Peptan and ProTake’s world-class application possibilities.
Visitors can sample collagen-enriched mocktail drinks including ‘Peptini,’ a birthday cake flavoured beverage supplemented with Peptan and ‘Protini,’ a ProTake drink flavoured with coconut lime and decorated with a gummy bear garnish.