Milk protein concentrate (MPC) is any type of concentrated milk product that contains 40–90% milk protein. MPC defines as “any complete milk protein (casein plus lactalbumin) concentrate that is 40 percent or more protein by weight. In addition to ultrafiltered milk products, the MPC classification includes concentrates made through other processes, such as blending nonfat dry Milk with highly concentrated proteins, such as casein.
To make milk protein concentrate, whole milk is first separated into cream and skim milk. The skim milk is then fractionated using ultrafiltration to make a skim concentrate that is lactose-reduced.An MPC product processed with low heat will maintain higher nutritional value. Applications of MPC include: use in nutritional beverages, nutritional and dietary products, aged care products, infant formulas, protein bars, yogurts, recombined cheeses, cultured products, frozen desserts, bakery and confection applications. MPC can be financially advantageous to producers of milk for cheese production, as its addition increases the protein level of the product achieving greater cheese yield for less capital investment.
In the food processing industry WPC is used in the manufacture of baked products, desserts, sauces, chocolate, milk beverages and sports nutrition and diet food.
White to yellowish colour, typical milk taste and smell without foreign odour.
Nutritional and protein fortified beverages, bakery, processed meat, dietetic foods, infant foods, confections.
Replacement for skimmed milk (WPC34), alternative to egg-white (WPC80), boosts nutritional value of finished product, fat mimetic, good water-binding properties, gelation effects, excellent stabiliser, high solubility in a wide range of pH conditions, viscosity development, whipping/foaming properties, browning of baked products.
Product must be stored in a cool, dry place, at temperature below 25°C and relative humidity below 65%, product has a 2 years shelf life in the original packaging.
Four-layer paper bag with polythene inner bag, 25kg net.
There are various options if you want to order whey protein concentrate, ranging from in bulk and big bags to 25 kilo bags. You can also discuss a customised solution with Star Food Industries. If you need different packaging or composition for a particular reason, just let us know.