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Emulsification Properties and Benefits of Milk Protein Concentrates and Milk Proteins Isolates


In food science an emulsion is a temporary stable mixture of two immiscible liquids, the most basic example being oil and water. In food product development we’re often tasked with creating products that require long-term, stable emulsions in many product categories. From soups and sauces, to ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, processed meats, vinaigrettes, dairy drinks and bakery products emulsions exist all over. One particular food ingredient, milk proteins, are actually well-known for their ability to help stabilize emulsions and this particular property will be discussed throughout this whitepaper. Milk proteins are nutritionally complete proteins that contain both major protein molecules casein and [...]

Emulsification Properties and Benefits of Milk Protein Concentrates and Milk Proteins Isolates2021-09-19T17:08:44-04:00

Whey Protein & Diabetes


INTRODUCTION Diabetes Mellitus is a disease identified by the body’s impaired ability to produce (or respond to) the pancreatic hormone insulin, which results in abnormal carbohydrate metabolism elevating sugar levels in the blood and urine. Greater than 90% of all cases of diabetes is classified as Type II (T2D) which will be the primary focus of this white paper. Currently, 9.4% of the U.S. population, or 30.3 million people have T2D1. Some characterizations of T2D patients and risk factors leading to the diagnosis include: 87.5% of adults were overweight or obese. 40.8% of adults were physically inactive. 73.6% of adults have [...]

Whey Protein & Diabetes2021-09-19T17:16:50-04:00

Protein Bar Market Analysis & Trends Report


Download the Protein Bar Market Report to discover: Top 5 protein types Top 5 sweeteners Sources of binding syrups Market trends AMCO Proteins has recently analyzed over 120 nutrition bars marketed for weight loss and weight management. This research provides market segment insights, trends, flavors and ingredients to guide you for future protein bar developments. Get market insight from the experts of AMCO Proteins. To learn more about AMCO Proteins' full line of protein ingredients and solutions, give us a call at 609-387-3130 today.

Protein Bar Market Analysis & Trends Report2021-09-19T17:06:06-04:00

Osteoporosis, Nutrition and the Casein Connection


  Introduction Osteoporosis is the medical term for bones that have lost calcium and become thin or “less dense”. It is a decrease in “bone mineral density” (BMD). It is a normal process of aging; however, we now know that the course it takes can be improved by engaging in weight bearing exercise and what we eat. We measure Bone Mineral Density (BMD) by utilizing a special scanner to obtain what is called a Dexa scan. There are alternative ways to determine the density of the bone but this is the most accurate method. Osteoporosis has become a popular [...]

Osteoporosis, Nutrition and the Casein Connection2021-09-19T16:50:04-04:00

Quality Control – Our Number One Commitment


  I have an old boat and when it needs work done on it I always bring it to the same place. I do this because I know the quality of their work is consistently good, the service is excellent, and the staff is always pleasant and anxious to help me solve a problem. My good experience is the direct result of the boat yard management putting in quality control systems implemented by a team of professionals with the goal of customer satisfaction. The same principles are applicable in almost any business. Consumers are taking unprecedented interest in the [...]

Quality Control – Our Number One Commitment2021-09-19T16:47:51-04:00

Peptide Bonded Glutamine – Making a Good Thing Better


  Amino Acid Overview There are a total of 20 amino acids. Eleven of these are called “non-essential” because the body can produce them in the liver. The other 9 are “essential amino acids” because we must get them from the food and supplements we eat. This makes them more critical. A “complete protein” source is one that contains all the essential and nonessential amino acids. Casein, whey, and soy are all complete protein sources. American Casein Company has been a worldwide leader in supplying protein powders for over fifty years. It is the individual amino acids that our [...]

Peptide Bonded Glutamine – Making a Good Thing Better2021-09-19T16:45:36-04:00

Whey – A Fabulous Source of Quality Protein


  What Is Whey Protein The two main proteins in milk are casein and whey. Casein accounts for 80% of the protein and whey accounts for 20%. Although they are both excellent sources of protein, whey protein is more familiar to the general public. This is due to the fact that it is seen on sale in gigantic displays in most gyms, grocery stores, and wholesale food establishments. It has been popularized by body builders for decades. There is good reason for this. Whey is an extremely high quality protein source with all the essential amino acids. Essential amino [...]

Whey – A Fabulous Source of Quality Protein2021-09-19T16:43:24-04:00

Casein – Special Properties Beyond Nutrition


  What does casein do? Bioactive Milk Peptides Chains of amino acids called "peptides" are produced as a result of digestive enzymes acting on casein. Many of of these peptides have the ability to influence significant biological processes which may beneficially affect us. This includes hormone secretion, immune defense and nutrient uptake.   Antibacterial Qualities Casecidin - Resulting from digestion of casein, casecidin exhibits in vitro activity against many bacteria including Staphylococcus, Bacillus subtilis and Streptococcus pyogenes (1) Casocidin 1 - Was found to be active against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus carnosus (2) Isracidin - Was found to protect mice against Staphylococcus auereus [...]

Casein – Special Properties Beyond Nutrition2021-09-19T16:40:13-04:00

The Science of Muscle Growth and Repair


  Part 1 - Anatomy and Physiology of Muscles & Growth Factors Introduction The goal of the next articles is to acquaint our readers with the science of muscle growth and repair. This will be done in two parts. The first article will familiarize you with the anatomy and physiology of muscles and how they grow as well as the effects that various hormones and growth factors have on muscle growth. The next article will delve into the nutritional aspects of muscle growth. Certain amino acids play more of a part in muscle growth and repair than others and [...]

The Science of Muscle Growth and Repair2021-09-19T16:36:59-04:00

Geriatric Nutrition


  The United States is seeing a significant increase in the numbers of older adults relative to the general population due to people living longer. The average life expectancy for adults in the U.S. is 76 for men and 81 for women-An average of 78.7 overall. This represents an increase of almost 8 years since 1970 (1). During the twentieth century, life expectancy rose from approximately 50 years to over 75 years among the world's wealthiest populations (2). This increase can be attributed to a number of factors including improvements in public health, nutrition and medicine. Vaccinations and antibiotics [...]

Geriatric Nutrition2021-09-19T16:20:41-04:00