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Brad Nielsen

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Drinkable Yogurt Among Fastest Growing Breakfast Trends

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Move over corn flakes! Even though cereal remains the top breakfast food, sales revenue has seen a steady decline in recent years. As consumers move toward healthier lifestyles, they’re taking note of the labels on many of the most popular breakfast cereals and realizing just how much added sugar and empty calories they contain.

What’s taking the place of cereal at the breakfast table and on the go?

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Grande Primo


Whey Protein Shown to Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

It’s no secret that a diet rich in protein has many health benefits for consumers. Protein provides many essential nutrients and amino acids that the body needs, strengthens bones, and aids with weight loss, muscle recovery and growth. Protein can even help reduce the risks of certain diseases such as diabetes and stroke.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition


The Problem with Modified Whey Proteins and Starches

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 09:02 AM

In today’s health-conscious society, one of the greatest influences on consumer buying decisions is arguably a food product’s label. When shopping for a new product, more than half of U.S. consumers say they read the ingredient list. The presence of artificial fillers and preservatives along with chemically modified ingredients leads many to reach for another product containing only familiar, natural ingredients.

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Categories: Grande Bravo, Whey Protein, All Natural


Food Manufacturers Scramble to Meet Cage-Free Egg Deadline

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

As part of the cruelty-free movement, consumers are increasingly demanding cage-free eggs from producers. These preferences don’t merely apply to whole eggs purchased for personal use at home but for eggs used in manufactured food products as well.

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Categories: Egg Replacement, Reducing Costs


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

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 11:00 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. Though hotly debated among food scientists, the Clean Label Project has made consumers more aware of what should be on ingredient lists and, just as importantly, what shouldn’t.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Chain of Custody


A Look at 2019 Ingredient Label Trends for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 @ 08:27 AM

Arguably, nothing has dominated the food industry more than clean label initiatives in recent years. Consumers are driving the trend, with 53% of adults saying they’re purchasing more natural foods for their families.

Because of the availability of online resources, consumers can research product claims and ingredients like never before, and they want to know more than what is or isn’t in a product. They also want to know where ingredients came from, how a product was produced, whether animals were harmed in the making, and the impact on the environment.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Functional Whey Protein


How to Reduce Food Waste and Extend Shelf Life With Whey Protein

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Grocery stores in the U.S. throw out 43 billion pounds of food every single year because of spoilage or products that have surpassed their sell-by dates. That’s an immense amount of waste, and it doesn’t include food thrown out by restaurants and consumers.

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Categories: Farm to Fork Freshness, Functional Whey Protein


Ingredient Solutions to Overcome Fluctuating Dairy Prices

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 @ 09:23 AM

Extreme price volatility can create headaches for food manufacturers. 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. In 2018, however, prices were consistently lower month over month than in 2017. Relief for farmers is expected in the second half of 2019, however, and you can almost hear their collective sigh.

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


7 Innovative Uses for Dried Yogurt Powder

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 09:36 AM

Yogurt has long been a go-to ingredient for many manufacturers, and the consumption of yogurt has consistently grown year over year. In 2017, the market topped $8.8 billion and is expected to reach $9.8 billion by 2022.

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Categories: Grande Primo, Improving Texture


How is Functional Whey Protein Concentrate Made? (Video)

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

There are multiple forms of whey protein ingredients on the market, each appealing to a variety of food manufacturers and consumer groups for their unique applications.

Just as there are many forms of whey protein, there are different methods used to manufacture the products. While the vast majority of whey protein originates from cow’s milk, the process it goes through to get to its final concentrate form can vary from one manufacturer to the next.

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Categories: Functional Whey Protein