Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey protein concentrate (WPC) is a widely used ingredient in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. Derived from whey, whey protein concentrate offers a high-quality source of protein that possesses numerous functional and nutritional benefits.

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Application
Whey protein concentrate finds versatile applications due to its functional properties. It is a protein source that adds nutritional value and also adds texture, stability, and sensory characteristics of various food products. It is loaded with essential amino acids that are required for optimal growth and maintenance of the human body. WPC is commonly used in protein powders, bars, shakes and also in baked goods, dairy products, confections, beverages, infant formula, and nutritional supplements.

Formulation
Whey protein concentrate is produced by removing water, lactose, mineral and some other components from whey. The resulting whey protein concentrate typically contains around 70-80% protein, along with various amounts of lactose, fat, and minerals.

Specification
Appearance: Varies on processing practices, but it is generally in powdered form with a fine and light texture. Color depends from off-white to creamy yellow, but additives/flavorings are often included that change the color.

Fat content: Variable, but is generally low ranging from 2-8%.

Solubility: High solubility.

Protein content: Varies, but protein often makes up for 70-80% of the final product. 

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading whey protein concentrate supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of food and beverage ingredients distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network, we can supply your business in an efficient manner at a low cost. Our passion for delivering innovative solutions and developing unique partnerships allows us to ensure that we meet customers’ unique needs and help them solve complex problems.