HOW IS WHEY PERMEATE MADE?
Whey permeate was once considered to be a byproduct from the filtration process used to make whey protein isolate and concentrate. During this process, liquid whey is run through a series of filter to concentrate the protein. This filter will separate the various components within the whey, including the protein, lactose and other solids. The solids that are left after the protein is removed is what constitutes the whey permeate.
WHAT ARE WHEY PERMEATE SPECIFICATIONS?
Whey permeate is characterized by high lactose levels and relatively low levels of everything else. At Milk Specialties Global, our whey permeate must be at least 80 percent lactose and at least two percent protein.
WHERE IS WHEY PERMEATE TYPICALLY MADE?
Whey permeate is made in places that have extensive dairy processing infrastructure. The United States, Ireland, and New Zealand all have highly developed dairy industries and produce whey permeate. At Milk Specialties Global, we source all whey primarily from U.S. dairy farms.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WHEY PERMEATE SUPPLIER?
Three essential questions you will want to ask a prospective whey permeate supplier include:
- Where do they source their whey?
- How do they manufacture their permeate?
- Does the product meet your requirements, such as a kosher or halal certification?