Peptan: the bioactive protein backed by strong science
As the most abundant protein in the human body, collagen is a key constituent of all connective tissues. A hydrolyzed form of collagen, collagen peptides are continuing to rise in popularity across the global food and nutrition market, due to its range of health benefits and functional properties. Peptan collagen peptides offer multiple advantages for healthy aging and sports nutrition including maintaining functional joints(1), supporting healthy bones(2) and improving skin moisture(3). With a neutral taste and smell, Peptan is a versatile bioactive ingredient that is ideal for a variety of different applications, from tablets, powdered drinks, beverages, nutrition bars, confectionery and dairy.
Clean label is possible with ProTake™ B
Also presented at IFT will be Rousselot’s ProTake B, a bovine-sourced ingredient which contains 90 percent pure protein. ProTake B enables manufacturers to increase total protein content more than with any other single source of protein. Its neutral organoleptic properties mean that it can be easily integrated with other ingredients, which makes it suitable for protein enrichment across a range of applications to create healthier, better-for-you products. As ProTake B is a food ingredient with no e-numbers, it can be incorporated into food and beverages while meeting consumer demands for clean label products.
A number of innovative product prototypes will be used to demonstrate Peptan and ProTake’s world-class application possibilities. Visitors can sample collagen-enriched mocktail drinks including ‘Peptini’, a birthday cake flavored beverage supplemented with Peptan and ‘Protini’, a ProTake drink flavoured with coconut lime and decorated with a gummy bear garnish.
Rousselot and Peptan experts will be on hand throughout the show to advise on complex formulation challenges and to discuss opportunities for co-innovation. To find out more visit www.rousselot.com and follow @RousselotGlobal @Peptan_Global on Twitter.
(1) Dar Q. et al., 2017, Daily oral consumption of hydrolyzed type 1 collagen is chondroprotective and anti-inflammatory in murine posttraumatic osteoarthritis, PLoS ONE 12 (4): e0174705
(2) Daneault A. et al., 2014, Hydrolyzed collagen contributes to osteoblast differentiation in vitro and subsequent bone health in vivo, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 22: S131
(3) Asserin J. et al., 2015, The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 14 (4): 291-3012.