The Grande Whey Blog

Food Manufacturers Have More Time to Update Nutrition Labels

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 03:12 PM

Many food manufacturers were scrambling to meet the FDA’s July 26, 2018 deadline that required a sweeping overhaul of how nutritional facts and serving sizes are listed on food labels. Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales are giving a sigh of relief over the rule to extend the compliance dates to January 1, 2020. Food manufacturers with less than $10 million in sales get an extra year, with their deadline being January 1, 2021.

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Categories: Nutrition Applications

 

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

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

According to Google Trends, the term “foodie” first started appearing online in early 2005. 13 years – and millions of Instagram pictures & Yelp reviews – later, foodies have cemented themselves as a mainstream consumer group.

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Categories: Improving Texture, All Natural

 

The Scoop on Frozen Novelty & Dessert Trends

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

July is National Ice Cream Month, but consumers continue to indulge all year long. To say that ice cream is a trend is a bit of a misnomer – after all, it’s been popular for centuries. In fact, Dolley Madison served ice cream as the featured dessert at the 1813 inaugural ball.

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Categories: Frozen & Desserts

 

How to Formulate Low Fat Mac and Cheese [Video]

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

Macaroni and cheese has maintained its position on America’s top ten comfort foods list for decades. Crayola even named one of its orange crayon colors after this perennial favorite! Millions of adults and children alike consume mac and cheese every year, yet many are looking for ways to indulge more responsibly, and are paying closer attention to labels — avoiding foods with artificial ingredients and high fat and calories.

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Categories: Enhancing Nutrition, Health Benefits, Creamy, Reformulation

 

The Impact of Whey Protein on Diabetes

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:49 AM

In the last four decades, the number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled, according to the World Health Organization. The American Diabetes Association reports that nearly 10% of the U.S. population has the disease, accounting for more than 30 million people.

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Categories: Benefits of Whey Protein, Health Benefits, Functional Whey Protein, Research & Development

 

June Dairy Month: How to Overcome the Drawbacks of Dairy

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:56 AM

The observance of June Dairy Month began in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It’s expanded to celebrate all dairy products and their contributions to the world, and consumers continue to indulge.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Functional Whey Protein

 

Tips for Reformulating Creamy Summer Cookout Condiments

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 05, 2018 @ 07:37 AM

No summer cookout is complete without the right condiments, as evidenced by the growing number of condiment varieties filling grocery aisle shelves. Whether topping burgers and hot dogs with nacho cheese, slathering ribs with barbecue sauce or stirring mayonnaise or dressings into potato salad or coleslaw, the right sauces can add some flair to just about any dish.

More artisanal and cultural options are also entering the market, including aiolis, avocado spreads, sriracha sauces, adobo, tandoori, Greek yogurt-based dips, Asian-inspired flavors and other global influences.

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Categories: Reducing Costs, Creamy, Reformulation

 

Reformulation Tips for Improving Nutrition of Alfredo Sauce [Video]

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 07:48 AM

The decadent, creaminess of Alfredo sauce has been a beloved Italian flavor profile of consumers for more than a century. Restaurants and food manufacturers continue to offer products to meet the demand.

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Categories: Reducing Costs, Creamy, Reformulation

 

3 Proven Benefits of Whey Protein for Weight Loss and Overall Health

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 22, 2018 @ 07:39 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than one out of every three adults in the United States is obese. It’s officially being labeled an epidemic by many health experts, and the consequences can be devastating. Some of the leading causes of preventable death are directly linked to being overweight, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

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Categories: Benefits of Whey Protein, Health Benefits, Achieving Weight Loss Goals

 

Manufacturers Seek Alternatives as Volatile Egg Prices Rob Profits

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 06:58 AM

The egg market has seen considerable volatility in recent months and years, not only in the form of shell eggs, but for dried, frozen and liquid egg products as well. Since mid-January 2018, nest run egg pricing saw a 121% price increase and are now priced more than four times what they were a year ago. Dried egg yolk remains 66% higher than a year ago and frozen yolks rose nearly 100%. Liquid white prices have more than doubled in 2018 alone.

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Categories: Egg Replacement, Reducing Costs, Reformulation