The beverage sector is continuing to boom, with NPD in both the dairy and non-dairy beverage sectors increasing year on year. As the 2020 consumer increasingly demands more convenient, considered, and health-conscious products, sectors like sports nutrition, ‘on-the-go’, and vegan beverages are all ripe for NPD and health innovations.
Following their successful introduction to the beverage sector earlier this year with their fat mimetic, delyteTM 12, to improve indulgence and reduce fat, Ulrick & Short have expanded their offering in beverages with a new functional protein. The new ingredient, complexTM 23, has been specifically designed for the beverage sector, meaning that is highly soluble to accommodate all processing methods, as well as a much more neutral flavour profile to not alter flavour profiles.
Suitable for dairy & non-dairy drinks, the high protein content allows manufacturers to make ‘Front of Pack’ nutritional “Source of/High in Protein” claims. Moreover, the ingredient is clean-label, non-GM, and entirely allergen-free, ensuring complete label transparency and no additional allergens.