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