Arla Foods Ingredients launches optimised comfort infant formula concept

Optimised comfort is at the heart of a new whey protein-based concept for infant formula developed by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Arla Foods Ingredients state that infant formulas contain more protein than human milk, which is often difficult for infants to digest properly, causing discomfort.

Arla Foods Ingredients claims its new optimised comfort concept for infant formula can solve this issue as it contains alpha-lactalbumin, a high-quality protein found in human milk, and creates formulas with protein levels closer to human milk.

The new concept also includes whey protein hydrolysates, which are high-quality proteins that have been broken down by enzymes, effectively meaning they have been pre-digested.

Arla Foods Ingredients claims to be the world’s first commercial producer of alpha-lactalbumin and one of the world’s largest producers of both alpha-lactalbumin and whey protein hydrolysates. Its infant nutrition ingredients are manufactured in Denmark in a modern facility to the strictest safety and quality standards using milk that is non-GMO/GMO-free, Kosher and Halal-certified, and free of annatto.

The new optimised comfort, low protein formula concept incorporates Lacprodan ALPHA-10, a whey protein concentrate with a minimum level of 41% alpha-lactalbumin as a proportion of total protein content; and Lacprodan IF-3070, a partially hydrolysed whey protein (DH 9-15) with a mixture of small and larger peptides.

The concept product has been created to showcase potential optimized comfort applications. It contains 9.7g of protein per 100g serving and has a protein to energy ratio of 1.9g/100kcal.

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