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Crafting the Future of Dairy with Cutting-Edge Ingredients

Dairy products or, also commonly known as Lacticinia, refer to foods made from or containing milk. These products, crafted by the dairy industry, undergo a precise process where raw milk is transformed into an extensive assortment, comprising butter, cheese, condensed milk, ice cream, and more1. Simultaneously, this industry generates several secondary products like buttermilk, whey, ghee, and skim milk, diversifying the range of consumables originating from milk processing1. Generally, these food products can be easily found in supermarkets and convenience stores in most countries.

On the other hand, dairy products play a crucial role in the human diet by providing energy, high-quality protein, vitamins, and an array of essential micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium in an easily absorbed form2. These vital nutrients are instrumental in fostering bone development, strength, and density in children, while also aiding in the prevention of bone loss and osteoporotic fractures in the elderly2. Additionally, certain strains of probiotic bacteria like Lactobacillus found in dairy products can further boost the immune system and assist the body in fighting illnesses3. In short, through balanced consumption of dairy products, this will contribute greatly to a healthy diet that meets the diverse nutritional needs of individuals of various age groups.

Market Trend of Dairy Products

Nowadays, the increased demand for various dairy products across the region, has been propelled by government investments, continuous product innovations by manufacturers, and a rising awareness of healthier consumption habits4. Statistical findings provided by Mordor Intelligence highlight a significant surge in the dairy market’s size, estimated at 597.45 billion USD in 20234. Projections indicate a remarkable escalation to 768.80 billion USD by 2029, reflecting an anticipated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.29% throughout the forecast period spanning from 2023 to 20294.

Challenges Faced by Dairy Industries

After Covid, people are buying unusual products that prioritize physical and mental well-being, thus creating many opportunities in the dairy industry for new and innovative solutions5. Amidst this, a debate has emerged regarding the pros and cons of dairy fat, raising concerns about its long-term impacts. High-saturated fat dairy products such as butter and whole milk have been associated with increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, potentially contributing to coronary heart disease when consumed excessively2. Consequently, consumers are increasingly turning to plant-based milk alternatives due to their lower calorie and fat content compared to traditional dairy milk5.

Aside from that, most conventional dairy items, including cheeses, ice cream, yoghurt, and desserts, incorporate added sugar6. Considering that milk inherently contains natural sugars6, the additional sugar in these products poses risks such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, particularly if children consume quantities exceeding recommended servings7. Moreover, flavouring milk and other dairy products with chocolate or alternative sweeteners adds three or more teaspoons of sugar per serving, exacerbating these health concerns7. Therefore, many parents consider certain dairy products unhealthy for their children.

Solutions To Solve These Issues

Presenting Pea Protein Isolate by Jianyuan—an exceptional, non-GMO protein powder extracted from the North American yellow pea. This highly functional and nutritious product serves as a versatile ingredient for creating nutritional ready-to-drink beverage, cereals, snacks, baked goods, meat products, and various nutritional items. Moreover, it boasts an all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free profile, making it suitable for consumption by vegetarians and individuals with celiac disease.

To address concerns surrounding excessive sugar intake among young children consuming dairy products, consider BENEO’s PalatinoseTM—a natural sucrose alternative derived from pure beet sugar. This substitute can effectively replace sucrose in dairy production, offering nearly equal sweetness levels at about half the sweetness. Notably, scientific tests have claimed this product as tooth-friendly and noted its minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Apart from that, these dairy products can incorporate natural sources of chicory root fibre, specifically BENEO Orafti® Inulin and Oligofructose, known for their functional fibre properties that aid weight management, support the digestive system, and enhance calcium absorption for stronger bones. Lastly, consider utilizing BENEO’s Remy starch, which positively influences food texture, providing a creamy and delightful mouthfeel.

DPO International, a full-suite market enabler, collaborates with the world’s premier specialised food ingredient producers Jianyuan and BENEO. Equipped to help you transform these trends into innovative brand concepts, we are with you from ideation to the manufacturing stage, providing solutions and support throughout each phase.

References:

  1. Aborn, S. (2018, September 26). Does your kid need milk? maybe… or maybe not. Romper. https://www.romper.com/p/do-kids-really-need-milk-these-are-the-pros-cons-11853141
  2. Dairy market size & share analysis – industry research report – growth trends. Dairy Market Size & Share Analysis – Industry Research Report – Growth Trends. (n.d.). https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/dairy-products-market#:~:text=Global%20Dairy%20Market%20Trends&text=Consumption%20of%20milk%20and%20milk%2Drelated%20products%20is%20growing%20due,of%201.35%25%20compared%20to%202021
  3. Górska-Warsewicz, H., Rejman, K., Laskowski, W., & Czeczotko, M. (2019). Milk and dairy products and their nutritional contribution to the average Polish diet. Nutrients, 11(8). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11081771
  4. Haden, R. (2017, August 30). Dairy products pros and cons. Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas. https://mana.md/dairy-products-pros-and-cons/
  5. Milk and your immune system – good together. Fonterra. (2023, April 5). https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/our-stories/articles/milk-and-your-immune-system-good-together.html#:~:text=Dairy%20products%20are%20also%20a,body%20to%20fight%20off%20illnesses
  6. Rafiq, S. M., & Rafiq, S. I. (2019, May 30). Milk by-products utilization. IntechOpen. https://www.intechopen.com/chapters/67442
  7. Welch, B. (2023, May 11). Challenges facing the dairy industry – dorner conveyors. Dorner Conveyors – Conveying Systems and Manufacturing. https://www.dornerconveyors.com/asia/blog/challenges-facing-the-dairy-industry