Whey protein is notoriously hard to incorporate into UHT processes, which are widely used to manufacture clinical nutrition beverages with long shelf-life. As a result, processors have tended to use alternative and less nutritionally effective proteins, such as casein.
However, there is evidence that whey delivers faster 'gastric emptying' and greater muscle synthesis than other proteins.
Peter Schouw Andersen, business development manager at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: "Up to 60% of elderly hospital patients suffer from protein malnutrition, according to the British Dietetic Association.
"There's no doubt that this highly effective UHT-stable whey protein concentrate can play a key role in maintaining high standards of clinical nutrition and care."
Contact: Arla Food Ingredients