Though milk may seem inherently simple, it is a complex blend of components: fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and water. Whole dairy foods also contain highly complex fats, and may contain beneficial ingredients to promote wellness.
Milk’s fat content makes it prone to oxidation and a resulting decrease in nutritional value and flavour. The Kemin line of spearmint extract-based products help delay milk fat oxidation, providing protection for whole fat milk in liquid or powder form. In fact, a recent study examining the flavour protective effects of spearmint extract on whole-fat milk resulted in a patent pending discovery regarding spearmint extract’s protection of odour and taste.
Why is it so important to protect milk?
Powdered milks contribute nutritionally, functionally, and economically to a variety of foods:
- Recombined milk
- Nutritional beverages
- Prepared foods
Not only does whole-fat milk powder serve as an ingredient in processed foods, it is also a popular nutrient source in many developing countries, due to its relatively high fat content (26%-40%) and vitamin-rich composition. As a nutritional source of protein, fats, and vitamins, whole milk and whole milk powder provide much-needed nourishment; it is expected that the consumption of whole-fat milk will increase worldwide. Moreover, in many developing countries, proper packaging and controlled storage conditions are limited, which in turn shortens the shelf life of whole-fat milk powder. Kemin provides the protection needed to ensure that milk and dairy products remain practical, economical sources of nutrition.
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