The Grande Whey Blog

2018 Soup and Salad Trends Reveal Opportunities

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

The popularity of the traditional soup and salad bar in restaurants is slowing a bit, according to the 2018 Soup & Salad Consumer Trend Report by Technomic. But that doesn’t mean these staples in the American diet have seen their day.

While soup and salad sales are lagging in some restaurant chains, others are getting creative with their offerings and capturing the attention of patrons (and capturing market share). Though some restaurateurs see the downward trend as a potential threat, others see it as an opportunity.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Functional Whey Protein


The Impact of Whey Protein on Diabetes

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 07:49 AM

In the last four decades, the number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled, according to the World Health Organization. The American Diabetes Association reports that nearly 10% of the U.S. population has the disease, accounting for more than 30 million people.

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Categories: Research & Development, Functional Whey Protein, Health Benefits, Benefits of Whey Protein


June Dairy Month: How to Overcome the Drawbacks of Dairy

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:56 AM

The observance of June Dairy Month began in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It’s expanded to celebrate all dairy products and their contributions to the world, and consumers continue to indulge.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Functional Whey Protein


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: Functional Whey Protein, 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, Functional Whey Protein, Benefits of 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, Crunchy & Snacks, Functional Whey Protein, Whey Protein Isolate


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