Refining Classic American Eats for Health Conscious Consumers

describe the imageIt should come as no surprise that consumers are constantly on the lookout for healthier food options – even when they’re in the mood to indulge in the occasional splurge. With this growing trend comes greater pressure for food manufacturers to produce more healthful offerings of the classic dishes that have come to be a staple for Americans.

From velvety macaroni and cheese to hearty dips and spreads or a creamy Caesar salad, there’s no shortage of classic American foods that consumers crave. But with so many people trying to watch their weight and get into better shape, they’re looking for lower-fat, guilt-free alternatives to these and other classic American eats they know and love.

That’s where Grande Bravo® functional whey proteins come in.

As a high-quality whey protein concentrate, Grande Bravo is the perfect substitute for the expensive, high-fat dairy ingredients (e.g. cream, butter, fat, and cream cheese) often found in classic American eats. By using an exclusive production process at our state-of-the-art whey processing facility we’re able to create a unique functional whey protein concentrate that is very different than any other commodity powders. But what makes it so different, you ask?

Grande Bravo is formulated to fit a variety of different of flavor profiles, pH levels, and textures. Rather than having a “one-size-fits-all” whey protein concentrate, we can match your original product to the Grande Bravo formulation that best matches its original taste, appearance, and texture. By doing this, we can create a lower-cost, lower-calorie alternative that doesn’t miss the mark on the product’s mouthfeel and taste like other low-fat foods.

Take a look at this before and after, for example:

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After taking this original formulation of chipotle cream sauce and adding Grande Bravo 300, we were able to improve its nutritional characteristics greatly. Not only were we able to cut cream costs in half, but we also reduced calories by 28%, reduced fat by 44%, and doubled the amount of protein!

To learn more about how you can use Grande Bravo to create a great alternative to your consumer’s favorite American eats, talk to our food scientists or visit our online applications page today! 

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