The Grande Whey Blog

How to Extend Product Shelf Life with Natural Whey Protein

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 09:22 AM

Grocery stores in the U.S. throw out 43 billion pounds of food every single year because of spoilage or products that have gone past their sell-by dates. That’s an immense amount of waste, and it doesn’t include food thrown out by restaurants and consumers. In all, Americans throw away $165 billion in wasted food every year!

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Categories: Farm to Fork Freshness, Functional Whey Protein


4 Things Whey Protein Makes Us Thankful For

Posted by Darian Fuselier on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 08:28 AM

If you’ve used whey protein ingredients in your foods or beverages, you know that they provide a number of benefits to your formulations. In addition to its well-known health benefits, a functional whey protein ingredient can also add improved functionality to an application, in addition to lowering costs and replacing artificial-sounding ingredients to be more label-friendly. In today’s market, all of these things provide a huge competitive advantage for manufacturers.

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Categories: Whey Protein, Functional Whey Protein


What is Functional Whey Protein?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

It’s no secret that today’s consumers are on the hunt for healthier foods. As consumers actively seek out options that are better for them, there’s never been more pressure to make sure your products will stand out among the competition on grocery store shelves. Food manufacturers must find ways to address consumer demands for better-for-you options that don’t compromise the quality of taste or texture.

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Benefits of Whey Protein, Functional Whey Protein


Answers to Questions About Functional Whey Protein & WPI

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

This is the third in our series of blog posts that answer questions we’ve received about Grande Custom Ingredients Group’s products and services. This post highlights the questions we’re asked about whey protein in tablets and bars, and about heat and its effect on formulations. If you’ve got a challenge related to these topics, read on!

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Whey Protein Isolate, Crunchy & Snacks, Functional Whey Protein


How and Why Protein Has Become Mainstream - and How Manufacturers Can Benefit

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Sep 06, 2016 @ 08:04 AM

Not too many years ago, people who searched for protein-rich foods were “gym rats” – people (primarily men) who spent time at their local health center pumping iron in an attempt to chisel their physiques. But not today. It seems everyone has come to understand the remarkable benefits of protein, and we’re demanding it in products on just about every shelf of the grocery store.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Functional Whey Protein


The Best Whey to Reduce Costs of Christmas Treats

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

There are few things that scream Christmas more than the traditional cutout sugar cookie. It’s come to be a staple in many consumers’ celebrations, and it’s hard to imagine a way to improve such a classic Christmas treat.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Reducing Costs, Functional Whey Protein


5 Places You’ll Find Grande Bravo® In Your Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

According to a report by ABCNews, the average American will consume 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. The foods that make up a typical Thanksgiving meal aren’t necessarily known for being low in calories or fat, but – believe it or not – there’s a “whey” to lighten some of the most classic Turkey Day foods.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Reducing Costs, Functional Whey Protein


Convenience Stores Step Up Their Game to Offer Fresher, Higher-Quality Foods

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

When you think of convenience store food, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Bags of potato chips? Soda fountains and slushie machines? Hot dogs that have been sitting on the roller since yesterday? Put simply, they aren’t exactly known for offering the healthiest, freshest foods.

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Categories: All Natural, Functional Whey Protein


What Little Miss Muffet And Athletes Have in Common

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Wed, Jul 08, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey…”

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Categories: Whey Protein Isolate, All Natural, Functional Whey Protein


Modern Eating Behaviors Give Quick-Serve Restaurants an Opportunity to Create Healthier Menu Items

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

As more consumers take to eating smaller portions more frequently – as opposed to the traditional approach of eating three square meals each day – quick service restaurants (QSRs) have the opportunity to come up with new ways to appeal to the changing needs of their customers.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Functional Whey Protein