Industry leader develops nutritional and functional ingredient manufactured in California
Milk Specialties Global, the industry-leading dairy protein manufacturer based out of Eden Prairie, MN, is the first U.S.-based company to market calcium caseinate produced from fresh U.S. milk. The rBGH-free, non-GMO skim milk is sourced from local California dairy farms and transported to its Visalia, CA plant where the other milk components are removed to produce the calcium caseinate.
“We wanted to supply our customers with an rBGH-free, non-GMO, calcium caseinate using fresh, local U.S. milk,” states Suvash Kafley, Sr. Director of Innovation at Milk Specialties Global. “Not only does this help fill the need for more clean label options, but it is an exciting time for us to be the only company in the U.S. that currently has the ability to do so.”
The process of producing calcium caseinate involves gentle acidification and neutralization of the milk to help retain all superior nutritional qualities. Calcium caseinate is an extremely nutritious and clean-tasting ingredient that delivers a high level of protein with low levels of carbohydrates (sugar/lactose). It is also high in naturally occurring calcium phosphate which is the building block for strong teeth and bones, helping to maintain bone density and structural functions.
“Calcium caseinate is a highly functional ingredient with an excellent amino acid profile. It has great dispersibility, viscosity and emulsification capabilities, making it a versatile ingredient of choice for ready-to-mix sports nutrition powders and other applications,” adds Kafley.
Milk Specialties Global’s calcium caseinate is available in instant and regular form. Instant calcium caseinate is recommended for use in all nutritional powder formulations to improve nutritional and sensory characteristics, and increase the product shelf life.
To learn more about our calcium caseinate and our extensive dairy protein portfolio, contact us on our website.