Working Whey In
Second, whey ingredients aid in gelation.
The gel that forms also serves as an effective fat replacer, says Gerdes.
Fourth, whey ingredients work well with other flavors and can help improve the overall appearance of certain meats.
A fifth functional benefit of whey is enhanced freeze-thaw stability.
Whey protein is of high biological value compared to other proteins, stresses the National Dairy Council.
As meat extenders and replacements, therefore, whey ingredients stand to bring numerous health benefits to products.
“They actually found that the products were really very superior in terms of flavor and acceptability,” she says.
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