MPC/MPI

IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate and IdaPro Milk Protein Isolate

IdaPro MPC/MPI

IdaPro 80-90% protein powders by Idaho Milk Products feature the equivalent nutritional levels found in fresh liquid milk.

IdaPro Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) and IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) contain comparable casein and whey protein ratios to farm-fresh milk, giving these products a clean, bland, milky flavor that is fresh, light and satisfying. The quality of the taste is complemented by the excellent solubility and emulsifying capabilities of these innovative products. Appropriate for satisfying a variety of nutritional needs, these products are ready to be used in any type of dairy product, including cheese, ice cream, yogurt, and ready-to-drink beverages.

Our MPI/MPC powders reinforce protein content in dairy-based blends, assist in achieving the desired protein level for a product and ensure that proteins play their functional role in the production of specific food products. Independent, third-party testing has determined that the characteristics of IdaPro MPI/MPC are far superior to other, similar products on the market.

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Manufactured for Maximum Quality & Purity

Idaho Milk Products MPI/MPC powders are made using low-heat membrane filtration, which allows the IdaPro products to have maximized protein content from the milk while significantly decreasing the lactose content. These characteristics, along with our vow to add absolutely no chemicals to the milk before or during our production process, play a key role in our mission to deliver the purest, most delicious tasting milk proteins in their ideal state.

Our milk protein isolates and concentrates include vital milk minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, calcium, and magnesium. We take care with our products to preserve the natural chelating of these important minerals and vitamins to milk proteins to increase their absorbability. In addition to our vow to not add chemicals to our products, we ask all our partnered owner farms to provide written certification that they will not give their cows any sort of hormone or additive, including rBST or bovine somatotropin.

Lab Tested for Your Peace of Mind

North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Kansas State University (KSU) have tested our IdaPro MPC-80, MPI-85, and MPI-90 and found that our products scored higher than the others on the market.

Using an independent panel, NCSU completed blind testing, pitting eight other similar products up against IdaPro MPC-80 and MPI-85. Their tests determined that our IdaPro MPI/MPC products consistently scored higher than the competitors in flavor and aroma, noted by many as tasting fresh and clean. North Carolina determined that they scored the best of all samples in lipid oxidation within the product. Results indicated that our products tasted the best with no distasteful flavor components noted.

In functional testing, IdaPro MPC/MPI scored high compared to competitive MPC/MPIs in important functional properties for food and beverage applications (nitrogen solubility, suspension stability, viscosity, and emulsion stability). IdaPro MPC/MPIs demonstrate uniform particle size and flow better than the competitive set.

Additionally, in a blind study at Kansas State University comparing MPI products developed by several manufacturers, IdaPro MPI-90 demonstrated significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than all other competitive samples.

Lab Tested for Your Peace of Mind

North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Kansas State University (KSU) have tested our IdaPro MPC-80, MPI-85, and MPI-90 and found that our products scored higher than the others on the market.

Using an independent panel, NCSU completed blind testing, pitting eight other similar products up against IdaPro MPC-80 and MPI-85. Their tests determined that our IdaPro MPI/MPC products consistently scored higher than the competitors in flavor and aroma, noted by many as tasting fresh and clean. North Carolina determined that they scored the best of all samples in lipid oxidation within the product. Results indicated that our products tasted the best with no distasteful flavor components noted.

In functional testing, IdaPro MPC/MPI scored high compared to competitive MPC/MPIs in important functional properties for food and beverage applications (nitrogen solubility, suspension stability, viscosity, and emulsion stability). IdaPro MPC/MPIs demonstrate uniform particle size and flow better than the competitive set.

Additionally, in a blind study at Kansas State University comparing MPI products developed by several manufacturers, IdaPro MPI-90 demonstrated significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than all other competitive samples.

Ready-To-Mix (RTM) and Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Applications

Demonstrating significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than other competitor products, IdaPro MPCs/MPIs produce greater value in protein-enrichment applications such as powdered and ready-to-drink beverages for sports nutrition, healthcare nutrition, and weight management. In applications requiring a lower level of lactose, our IdaPro MPC/MPI range also offers excellent results.

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Ready-To-Mix (RTM) and Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Applications

Demonstrating significantly lower viscosity, greater solubility, higher heat stability, and faster dispersion than other competitor products, IdaPro MPCs/MPIs produce greater value in protein-enrichment applications such as powdered and ready-to-drink beverages for sports nutrition, healthcare nutrition, and weight management. In applications requiring a lower level of lactose, our IdaPro MPC/MPI range also offers excellent results.

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Dairy-based blends

The term “dairy-based blends” refers to a multitude of products, from blends specially formulated for ice cream to blends intended for bakery applications. These blends can contain nonfat dried milk or milk protein concentrates and are formulated to contain specific protein levels for specific applications.

There are two major milk components in these blends that are adjusted to enhance functionality: protein and carbohydrate. Both IdaPro MPC and IdaPro MPP are designed for use in the entire spectrum of dairy-based blends.

How to use MPC/MPI in dairy-based blends

MPC/MPIs are used in dairy-based blends where protein levels need to be increased either for labeling purposes or for the functionality that the proteins bring to the blend. A good example of the functionality of MPC/MPI in a dairy-based blend is an ice cream blend. A small amount of MPC or MPI in an ice cream blend helps inhibit lactose sanding during freeze-thaw cycles by binding water in the product during the thaw phase. IdaPro MPC/MPI has been independently tested,4 showing superior functional properties compared with other MPC/MPIs on the market. Using IdaPro MPC/MPI enables the delivery of higher quality dairy-based blends when whey protein is required.

4 Physical & Functional Property Testing of Commercially Available MPC/MPI Samples, Animal Sciences and Industry/Food Science Institute, Kansas State University, Jayendra K. Amamcharla, Ph.D. et al., June 30, 2016.

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How to use MPC/MPI in dairy-based blends

MPC/MPIs are used in dairy-based blends where protein levels need to be increased either for labeling purposes or for the functionality that the proteins bring to the blend. A good example of the functionality of MPC/MPI in a dairy-based blend is an ice cream blend. A small amount of MPC or MPI in an ice cream blend helps inhibit lactose sanding during freeze-thaw cycles by binding water in the product during the thaw phase. IdaPro MPC/MPI has been independently tested,4 showing superior functional properties compared with other MPC/MPIs on the market. Using IdaPro MPC/MPI enables the delivery of higher quality dairy-based blends when whey protein is required.

4 Physical & Functional Property Testing of Commercially Available MPC/MPI Samples, Animal Sciences and Industry/Food Science Institute, Kansas State University, Jayendra K. Amamcharla, Ph.D. et al., June 30, 2016.