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Lacto-Free Milk Substitute Powders

Description and Composition
These are three new products in the Ramsen line. These powders have very similar specifications as non-fat dried miik, sweet cream buttermilk and whole milk powder except that the majority of lactose was removed. All the protein is dairy protein in the approximate ratio of casein to whey protein in whole milk. All of the fat in these products is butterfat. Even the miik minerals are derived exclusively from milk.

Why remove the lactose? Many people are lactose intolerant which means that they produce very little of the enzyme lactase in their small intestine. Each person seems to be unique in the amount of lactase that is produced and how much lactose is tolerated. Lactose is a double-sugar meaning it is made up of two sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. The small intestine can absorb glucose and galactose but not the lactose molecule. If lactose is not broken down and not absorbed, it will pass to the large intestine where bacteria readily break it down and use it for themselves. This causes some severe distress in the large intestine as the bacteria grow wildty. Symptoms include excessive gas, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, and stomach pain. Most people who are lactose intolerant learn to avoid lactose-containing foods or take lactase pills. An opportunity exists to market products to this sector of people that traditionally have milk or whey products but without the factose.

But who are these people? The following is a breakdown of percentages in the population that have some level of intolerance:

Ethnic GroupPercentage Intolerant Adults
North American Blacks 75%
North American Whites  15%
Asian Americans 90%
Mediterraneans 60%
Indians 90%

As is evident from the above data, significant numbers of people are some level of lactose intolerant An informal internet poll found that 53% of those people avoid all dairy products (2728 respondents). Many of these people are currently served by products like soy milks, rice milks, lactose reduced milks (which do not taste like milk). However, none of these products has the functionality that milk proteins and milk fat bring to manufactured products. Ramsen now has a solution. Ramsen Lacto-Free dry miik powders provide lactose free milk proteins and/or butterfat in lactose free forms.

Potential Applications

  • Cookies, cakes, bars, frostings, sauces, gravies, milk solids in true cultured dairy products like yogurt or sour cream, nutritional supplements and drinks, sorbets, scrambled egg mixes, buttermilk pancakes and waffles, instant mashed potatoes, biscuits, breads, dinner rolls, pastries, doughnuts, crackers, French toast, diet and sports and isotonic beverages.

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