Calcium-fortified soy protein works in beverages

by Jeff Gelski
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ASHDOD, ISRAEL — Solbar plans to launch a calcium-fortified soy protein isolate designed for use in a range of beverages at I.F.T. 10, the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and food exposition set for July 17-20 in Chicago. Solpro 735 has a crème/off-white color with a bland flavor profile maintaining low viscosity.

“Solpro 735 is an isolated soy protein with highly nutritious protein, containing an ideal balance of essential amino acids,” said David Kraus, global applications manager of Israel-based Solbar. “The calcium fortification brings the calcium level of Solpro 735 to 3% while protein level is 80%. Cow’s milk contains typically 3% protein and 0.12% calcium. Thus, formulating with Solpro 735 makes it easy to reach these typical values.”

Through stirring, Solpro 735 is dispersible. It has been shown to work in dry beverage blends and other powdered drinks to be reconstituted with water and/or juice prior to consumption. It has been shown to work in ready-to-drink beverages and beverages that are UHT (ultra-high temperature) processed.

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