Whey Powder

Whey Powder

In cheese manufacture, the whey is discarded since storing it in liquid form is impossible for cheese producers due to the fact that its composition is altered. The solution is to transform it into powder.

The whey powder is the result of a process of transformation of fresh milk. The solids, which represent approximately 4% of the total, are separated from the liquid through the processes of centrifuging and concentration, generating a product that is concentrated and easy to store and transport.

The Relat whey powder is sold in 25 kg bags.

Ingredients

Skim whey.

Storage

No refrigeration required. Keep in a dark, cool, and ventilated place. After opening, consume within 30 days.

Nutrition facts

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving size: 100 g
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value (*)
(*) % Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calories (8,400 kJ) diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
(**) Percent daily value not established
Calories 350 kcal = 1470 kJ 18
Carbohydrate 73g 24
Protein 10g 13
Total Fat 1,0g 2
Saturated Fat 0,5g 2
Trans Fat 0g **
Dietary Fiber 0g 0
Sodium 1080mg 45
Calcium 796mg 99

Use

Whey powder is largely used in the manufacture of food products for human and animal consumption. It is a raw material in the production of cookies, bread, pasta, ice cream, dairy beverages, isotonic drinks, and modified milk products.

Because of its high protein and amino acid content, milk whey powder is also used in sportsnutrition to aid in weight loss and help in building up lean muscle mass. It is present in protein supplement products, protein bars, and other nutritional supplements.

In animal nutrition, whey powder is important in the manufacture of animal feed.

Benefits

Recent studies demonstrate that protein from whey powder is rich in essential and branched-chain amino acids, important for growth and tissue repair, especially in muscle tissue. These properties make whey powder particularly beneficial for three target groups: the elderly, athletes, and those seeking to maintain or lose weight.

For the elderly, proteins and amino acids aid in immunization against diseases and help minimize the symptoms of sarcopenia, the degenerative loss of muscle mass associated with aging.

Whey powder is also recommended to those who exercise regularly. Branched-chain amino acids present in whey powder increase protein synthesis and muscle growth during resting periods, in addition to meeting the demand during physical activity.

To those who seek to maintain or lose weight, whey powder protein is also recommended because it plays an important role in controlling satiety. The high content of calcium may also be linked to reducing the accumulation of fat deposits, according to recent clinical studies.

“Several studies show that whey powder protein is more effective than protein from soy, eggs, and meat in suppressing the ingestion of food. For these reasons, incorporating whey powder protein in their diet may be the ideal solution for many consumers interested in a protein-rich diet with a moderate amount of carbohydrates.”

Juliana Santin - Degree in Veterinarian Medicine from FMVZ/USP and Master’s Degree from ESALQ/CENA/USP – in an article published in the Milkpoint.com.br web site. Read the full article.