Kerry has launched a new plant-based protein ingredient for use in low-pH beverage applications including waters, juices and energy drinks.
Currently, only a few protein solutions exist in the marketplace for use in low-pH beverage applications. The main sources used in waters, juices and energy drinks are derived either from animals or soy.
As a result, these protein sources have been unable to address the rising consumer demand for natural, plant-based, allergen-free and sustainable foods and beverages. This is the gap Kerry identified and sought to bridge with this new product launch.
ProDiem Refresh was developed specifically for low-pH beverages such as waters, juices and energy drinks, and succeeds in resolving the issues customers care most about, all while ensuring a low-pH drink offering that offers an environmentally friendly protein source.
“Delivering superior stability and solubility in low-pH beverages compared to other ingredients on the market, ProDiem Refresh is the first to provide a vegan, allergen-free protein solution for low-pH drinks,” said Mindy Leveille, Marketing Manager, Proteins for Kerry Taste & Nutrition.
“With ProDiem Refresh, consumers can get protein in lighter and more refreshing beverages, all without compromising on clean-label, sustainability or taste.”