Protein is one of this year's SupplySide West hot topics, so proven protein ingredients are expected to be in high demand among the expo's attendees. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is a key constituent of all connective tissue. Collagen peptides are the hydrolyzed form of collagen. Peptan collagen peptides are natural, high purity bioactive ingredients which have been developed to deliver multiple health benefits and functional properties. Peptan has been shown to offer advantages in key areas such as healthy aging where scientific studies1 suggest it can help maintain healthy joints, muscles and bones; in sports nutrition by supporting muscle regeneration and helping healthy joints stay flexible and comfortable; and in appetite regulation where it provides a satiating effect that is often associated with proteins.
Containing 97% protein on a dry weight basis, Peptan represents an effective choice for manufacturers who want to boost the protein content of their products and provide specific benefits not offered by other protein sources. Peptan is also a highly versatile ingredient and can be incorporated into a variety of applications, including functional foods and drinks, dietary supplements, protein bars, powders, tablets and nutricosmetics. Samples of Peptan products will be available at the booth.
Gelatin also provides an effective method of incorporating additional protein into end products. Rousselot's gelatins contain more than 85% protein and are natural in origin. Gelatin contains 18 different amino acids, including 8 out of the 9 essential amino acids, and also has good organoleptic properties. Thanks to its unique gelling, foaming, emulsifying and binding properties, Rousselot gelatin is a key ingredient in a variety of applications - such as dairy products, healthy confectionery items, and pharmaceuticals. Visitors to SupplySide West can learn more about how gelatin can be easily used to reformulate products with additional protein content to create innovative and healthier options.