Milk ingredients are the type of ingredients rich in essential nutrients. Milk ingredients are of various types including casein, lactose and milk protein concentrate and milk protein isolates. Milk has a relatively limited shelf life, but its ingredients possess relatively longer shelf life. Milk ingredients are used in various applications such as in supplementary foods and ready to use foods. Various milk ingredients such as casein and caseinates are rich in protein and amino acids which have various health benefits associated with its consumption.
Whey is a by-product of cheese manufacturing industry. Whey is rich in protein and less in milk fat. This collected whey contains more water hence it is concentrated to remove excess water, demineralized, and then spray-dried to get free flowing powder. Whey protein is of three major types whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and whey protein hydrolysate. Demineralized whey powder is white to yellowish in colour, free flowing powder, with typical milk taste and free from foreign odor. While cheese processing various salts are added to milk, hence whey is rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium and others. These mineral are not suitable for infant food formulations. Hence, increasing demand for infant formula is driving the growth of demineralized whey powder ingredient. Demineralized whey powder ingredient is made from fresh, pasteurized whey, collected from cheese production.
Prebiotic ingredients are non-digestible ingredient which are neither digested nor absorbed by the body and helps to stimulate the growth and maintain the activity of beneficial gut micro flora by acting as substrate for them. Prebiotics are fibers which founds in plant sources such as asparagus, okra, onion, roots and others. In proper functioning state, human body can extract, transport and retain essential nutrients, vitamins from consumed food. Useful bacteria and other micro-organism, hormones helps human body to digest food to maintain proper health status and enhances immune strength. Bacteria derives energy from non-digestible fibers which supports them to thrive and multiply in number inside the human body. The beneficial bacteria that flourish in a prebiotic-rich gut help to fight against unhealthy bacteria and reducing various digestive problems and ensures to maintain immunity against illnesses.
Fruits and Vegetables are essential elements of a healthy diet, and their substantial daily consumption could aid prevent key diseases, such as cardiovascular ailments and certain cancers. Vegetables and fruits contain various minerals and vitamins which are good for health. It comprises vitamin A, C and E, Zinc, phosphorus, magnesium and folic acid. Around 1.7 million of deaths across the world have been observed due to low fruit and vegetable consumption. A high intake of fruits and vegetables decline the risk of various diseases. It has been noticed that various ingredients obtained from fruits and vegetables are noted to have a protective influence against different diseases including cancers. The fruit and vegetable ingredients are an essential component for a human body as it not only has high purities but also has a significant economic value. Thus due to this, fruit and vegetable ingredients have showcased higher demand across the world. The market of fruits and vegetable ingredients have observed an upsurge in all over the world over the past few years. It is projected that fruits and vegetable ingredients are superior and will replace fresh fruits and vegetables in prevention of cancer in future.
Proteins are polymers of amino acids joined together by peptide bonds. Proteins are the building blocks of body tissue, and can also serve as a fuel source. Proteins are constantly synthesized and degraded in living entities through metabolic processes for energy recovery and storage. Proteins play very important role in living organisms by participating in every process within cells. With the increased attention on health and body building the number of gyms and health clubs are increasing over a world. Protein ingredients are widely consumed in health and wellness food in the form of pre workout fuel, post workout replenishment. In addition, it is also used in food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and some cosmetic products.
Bakery ingredients are used in bakery products such as breads, cookies, biscuits, cakes, pizza, tarts, pies, pastries, donuts and frozen baked products. Predominantly it is used in the bakery products to improve the overall product quality, to save time and for longevity. It is important that a good quality ingredient is used while baking to retain its softness and taste. For example in bread making yeast is an important ingredient whose gas produced should be kept inside the dough for the better results.
Malting is the process of converting cereal grains like barley, wheat and others into malt which can be used in brewing, distilling and in food manufacturing. The cereal grains are germinated by soaking in water then allow to sprout and dried with hot air. During malting process grain starches are converted in simple sugars such as glucose and fructose. Malt ingredients are used in food industry as a food additives which imparts desirable flavor and color to finished product and it helps to modify or stabilize texture of food & beverages. Increasing new food product development to incorporate natural ingredients, and increasing demand for all natural food products is creating opportunities for malt ingredient market.
Plant derived cleaning ingredients are the type of cleaning ingredients derived from plant and does not involve any chemicals for processing after extraction. Plant derived ingredients are environment friendly and does not impart harmful effect on the surrounding. Plant derived ingredients can be extracted from various sources such as corn and oranges. The ingredients derived from corn and oranges are not used for tough cleaning applications. However, ingredients derived from plant extracts such as coconuts, flower fragrances, sugarcane can be used for tough cleaning applications. Various cleaning products that involve natural ingredients are baking soda, fresh lime juice, salt, soap nut, washing soda and white vinegar.