The Grande Whey Blog

How to Improve Nutrition in 3 Traditional Holiday Foods

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:02 AM


Even though the holidays are supposed to be filled with nostalgia and time spent with family and friends, 90% of Americans report being stressed during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season brings with it the pressure for many to host parties and family dinners, or bring the dreaded “dish to pass.”

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture


How to Formulate Nutritional Clear Protein Drinks

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 08:58 AM

Protein drinks aren’t just for bodybuilders and fitness fanatics anymore. In fact, a study by McMaster University showed that the physical strength of senior citizens can be greatly improved by whey protein and other ingredients found in ready-to-drink (RTD) protein beverages.

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Categories: Beverages


4 Things Whey Protein Makes Us Thankful For

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 08:28 AM

If you’ve used whey protein ingredients in your foods or beverages, you know that they provide a number of benefits to your formulations. In addition to its well-known health benefits, a functional whey protein ingredient can also add improved functionality to an application, in addition to lowering costs and replacing artificial-sounding ingredients to be more label-friendly. In today’s market, all of these things provide a huge competitive advantage for manufacturers.

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Categories: Whey Protein, Functional Whey Protein


Finding Ingredient Solutions to Overcome Price Fluctuations

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:53 AM

Extreme price volatility can create headaches for food processors. In 2016 alone, the price of Class III cheese rose from just under $13 per hundred weight in May to nearly $17 only three months later. As dairy prices continue to be unstable and, in some cases, reach record highs, the pressure is on food manufacturers to produce the same high-quality products while keeping their prices under control.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients, Reducing Costs


How to Improve Nutrition With Clean Label Solutions

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

Reading label at grocery store

Having transparency about the ingredients that make up many popular food items is a growing concern for consumers. Baby Boomers are leading the clean label trend, along with all their purchasing power. Concerns about overall health are causing consumers to take more interest in nutrition labels - and what do they want to find? Ingredients they recognize and can pronounce.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Improving Nutrition


5 Critical Factors for Choosing the Right Ingredient and Formulation Partner

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 09:18 AM

Some suppliers simply fill orders, while others work together as partners to discover innovative formulations that maximize a product’s flavor, texture, nutrition and its appeal to consumers...and even to reduce ingredient costs. This type of collaborative relationship can be the differentiator that ultimately contributes to your product’s success in the marketplace.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Research & Development, Reformulation


The Foodie Revolution: Attracting and Appealing to the Growing Foodie Segment

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

According to Google Trends, the term “foodie” first started appearing online in early 2005. 12 years – and millions of Instagram pictures & Yelp reviews – later, however, foodies have cemented themselves as a mainstream consumer group.

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Categories: Improving Texture, All Natural


Clean Labels vs. Ingredient Transparency: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 @ 08:37 AM

These days, the terms “clean label” and “label transparency” are everywhere. Both are major trends in the food and beverage industry, and both are in high demand by consumers. That said, while the terms are similar, they’re also quite different and can add to the confusion caused by today’s food labeling. Ironically, both terms are key for earning consumer trust, but they’re not interchangeable. To help clear things up, we’re here to explain the difference.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Chain of Custody


How to Create a Clear High-Protein Drink

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

With soda sales on the decline for the 12th straight year, consumers’ demands have been loud and clear: they want healthier drink options. Unsurprisingly, ready-to-drink (RTD) sports and nutritional beverages have seen a large boost to their popularity, with sales totaling more than $8 billion in 2016. Both athletes and non-athletes alike are choosing them as a healthier alternative to sodas and other high-calorie, high-sugar beverages, and they’re not just drinking them before and after exercise, but throughout the day.

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Categories: Grande Ultra, Beverages


What is Functional Whey Protein?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

It’s no secret that today’s consumers are on the hunt for healthier foods. As consumers actively seek out options that are better for them, there’s never been more pressure to make sure your products will stand out among the competition on grocery store shelves. Food manufacturers must find ways to address consumer demands for better-for-you options that don’t compromise the quality of taste or texture.

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Benefits of Whey Protein, Functional Whey Protein