January 11 is National Milk Day!
Milk Day was established to commemorate the beginning of milk’s availability in sterilized glass bottles in 1878. Innovative for the time, new thermal processing technology made it possible to make milk widely available to many more consumers. Balchem’s custom milk solutions (dairy) can help you meet product development needs.
Worldwide, over 6 billion people consume milk or milk products. Containing 13 essential nutrients, it’s no wonder milk products have remained a staple in our diets. Along with being rich in calcium and protein, milk contains nutrients such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. These nutrients deliver a variety of health benefits to children and adults alike. Famously, calcium and vitamin D help to support healthy bones, but let’s not forget about zinc and immune health, or vitamin B12 and brain health. These nutrients are especially important for children as they grow and develop.
Milk products fortified with additional nutrients to provide added health benefits are becoming increasingly popular. Consumers are showing interest in products with brain health claims, with milk and plant-based alternatives with brain benefits growing at twice the rate as products without them.
Milk can be found with different fat contents, like whole, 2% or skim. We’ve also seen different flavored milk products, including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. In recent years, we have seen plant-based milk products growing in popularity among consumers. Almond, oat, and soy milk are among the most sought dairy-free options.
Whether you are looking to develop innovative flavor bases or functional nutrient-enriched products, this is where Balchem comes in!
With our INjoy™ Flavor Systems, you can experiment with fun, innovative flavor bases for both dairy and plant-based milk.
We have flavors such as…
- Mixed Berry
Along with our variety of flavor bases, Balchem also has the capability to meet your labeling targets and school nutrition standards.
On the functional beverage side, our VitaRite® and VitaCholine® products* allow you to create more nutrient-rich products with added health benefits. With the growing interest in functional foods and beverages, Balchem’s VitaRite® emulsion blends can help you deliver to consumer demand by adding vitamins and minerals with wellness benefits.
VitaCholine® is the leading brand of the essential nutrient choline, a nutrient with well-established roles including supporting brain health and cognitive development. Choline is also essential for maintaining your liver, which is critical for supporting a healthy metabolism. Our choline solutions allow you to create milk products with multiple health benefits for people of all ages.
Backed by decades of experience and research in the dairy industry, Balchem has the expertise and solutions to develop dairy systems customized to your product needs.
Want to learn more?
To learn more about our dairy and milk solutions, contact us to schedule a meeting with one of our Account Managers!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Ingredient users are solely responsible for ensuring the compliance of formulation and labeling (inclusive of claims) with applicable regulations.