The Grande Whey Blog

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


What Personalized Nutrition Means for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 07:23 AM

Remember the food pyramid? It used to be considered the ideal approach to nutrition and was considered the foundation of a healthy diet — a balance of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, grains and dairy. Today, many consumers are abandoning the one-size-fits-all guidelines in favor of a more customized approach.

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Categories: Health Benefits, Research & Development


What is Umami and How Can Food Manufacturers Feature this Fifth Sensation?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 07:45 AM

Ask anyone what the familiar tastes are in most foods and you’ll get the same response, “Sweet, sour, bitter and salty.” In recent years, however, chefs and foodies have been putting an emphasis on the fifth taste sensation: umami.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Research & Development


4 Proven Benefits of External Collaboration for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

It’s commonly accepted that work environments encouraging collaboration perform better overall. Studies back it up, showing that collaborative environments are five times as likely to be high performing and ultimately have higher success rates than environments with independent thinkers.

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Categories: Research & Development


5 Critical Factors for Choosing the Right Ingredient and Formulation Partner

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 09:18 AM

Some suppliers simply fill orders, while others work together as partners to discover innovative formulations that maximize a product’s flavor, texture, nutrition and its appeal to consumers...and even to reduce ingredient costs. This type of collaborative relationship can be the differentiator that ultimately contributes to your product’s success in the marketplace.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Research & Development, Reformulation


How to Evaluate your ingredient solution partner

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:16 AM

You turn to your ingredient solution partner for safe, quality and economical solutions to your formulation or reformulation challenges. Nearly all ingredient suppliers can check those boxes, so how do you choose the right one to work with?

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Research & Development, Reformulation


R&D Innovations in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Processed foods, once prized for their convenience and longevity, are coming under increased scrutiny by the same consumers who once embraced them — and “big food” is feeling the squeeze.

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Categories: Research & Development