Company: AMCO Proteins
Ingredient Snapshot: AMCO Proteins has launched BakePLUS, a unique blend of dairy proteins, designed to fortify baked goods and healthy snacks with protein without compromising taste, texture, or flavor with the following results:
- Fortify with up to 3x the protein
- Provide consistent rise with each bake
- Provide desired texture every time
- Eliminates unwanted protein flavors
- Maintain batter consistency each time
Naz Aksu, VP of marketing states that, “Fortifying baked goods with protein has potential challenges in both formulation and production, mainly in texture and taste. While proteins provide nutrition in bakery and snack goods, the finished products are often left dry with unwanted off flavors. BakePLUS is the solution to this and many other baking challenges that often arise when fortifying baked goods with protein.”
BakePLUS is heat stable, highly soluble and has been designed to resist gelling, prevent over-aeration of batters, and provide a consistent rise/life with each production. AMCO Proteins’ team of food scientist and product developers have tested BakePLUS in many applications from cookies, brownies, cakes to savory biscuits. In each of these applications, a portion of the flour was directly replaced with BakePLUS to provide the added protein with the perfect texture, rise and baking consistency.
As protein fortified baked goods and healthy snacks continue to rise, BakePLUS will help better position food manufacturers to be on trend and meet consumer demands. The current healthy snack market is valued at $23.05 billion and is expected to grow at a 5.2 percent CAGR, bringing the market to $32.88 billion by 2025. Consumers across all segments from baby boomers, millennials and generation Z are demanding higher protein snacks and baked goods.