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The Advantages and Uses of Dried Greek Yogurt Powder

[fa icon="calendar"] Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 08:12 AM / by Brad Nielsen

Dried-Greek-Yogurt-Powder.jpgHealth-conscious consumers jumped aboard the Greek yogurt craze by the millions in the last decade. In fact, sales of Greek yogurt grew $2.3 billion in the past four years alone.

While all yogurt contains calcium, potassium, protein and other important nutrients, Greek yogurt is lower in lactose and has twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt.

The benefits of Greek yogurt are being recognized by the medical community and consumers alike. In response, manufacturers have started including it in applications such as ice cream, smoothies, desserts, dips, spreads and sauces. It is also used by home chefs as a replacement in recipes for higher fat dairy such as sour cream, cheese and more.

Dried Greek Yogurt Powder Expands Food Manufacturing Opportunities

Some food manufacturers want to reap the benefits of offering products containing Greek yogurt but have struggled to efficiently and effectively include it in their products, due to its short shelf life, storage and refrigeration considerations, risk of contamination and required permits.

Powdered Greek yogurt products solves each of these problems. Now, food and beverage manufacturers can add Greek yogurt to their labeling—along with many of its nutritional benefits—without having to deal with the drawbacks of handling fresh yogurt products.

Our newly launched dried Greek yogurt powder, Grande Primo™ G60 has the same distinct, authentic flavor as its fresh counterpart and meets the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for nonfat yogurt prior to drying.

Some of the applications it can be used in include:

  • Sports & Nutrition Beverages — Ready-to-drink or powdered
  • Dips & Dressings — Refrigerated and shelf-stable
  • Nutritional and Snack Bars — In coatings and to add flavor
  • Fillings — For bakery, pastries and other stuffed delights
  • Cereal — Pack more protein in with whole grains
  • Frozen Novelties — Frozen yogurt, fruit and yogurt bars, ice cream sandwiches, etc.

Learn how our dried yogurt products, including our new Grande Primo™ G60 dried Greek yogurt powder with its tart, robust yogurt flavor and higher protein content, can enhance and propel your food manufacturing capabilities. Download our Grande Primo™ Product Sheet by clicking the button below.

Dried Yogurt & Cultured Dairy Product Sheet

 

Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients