Health-conscious consumers jumped aboard the Greek yogurt craze by the millions in the last decade. In fact, the global Greek yogurt market is expected to reach $7.6 billion in sales by 2023, with a 7.6% CAGR.
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 recognized by the medical community and consumers alike. In response, manufacturers have included it in a wide variety of applications such as ice cream, smoothies, desserts, dips, coatings, spreads and sauces. It's 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 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 solve 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.
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 & 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.
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