Milk permeate powder (MPP) is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after dairy food products in the United States.
IdaPro MPP is the co-product residual that remains after the low-heat filtration processes used to produce milk protein concentrates and isolates. This dairy permeate powder has a unique composition and provides a highly functional ingredient that’s ideal for use in food product formulations.
IdaPro MPP’s affordable price point and high level of versatility can help you increase the quality of your products while potentially reducing production costs whenever you incorporate it as a dairy food product ingredient.
What Is Milk Permeate Powder?
During the milk protein concentrate (MPC) and milk protein isolate (MPI) production process, fresh, fluid milk undergoes afiltration process to concentrate protein and extract fat and minerals. The co-product of the filtration process – primarily lactose and residual vitamins and minerals – then undergoes an advanced spray drying procedure to product milk permeate powder.
MPP is characterized by uniform particle size and a clean, milky flavor and aroma. MPP is valued for its slightly salty taste (attributable to the product’s mineral content), which lends a pleasant umami to any products in which it is incorporated. It may also be used as a substitute for maltodextrin fillers in nutritional products. Additionally, it provides the same types of browning characteristics as whey powder, but with a better flavor profile.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not consider the lactose in permeate or other dairy ingredients, other than straight lactose, as an added sugar. Therefore, milk permeate may be used in applications where some sweetness is desirable and added sugars are not.
Milk Permeate Powder Applications
One of the most common uses of MPP around the world is to standardize the fat and protein levels of skim milk and skim milk powder. Natural milk products often do not meet governmental standards for nutritional content, due to factors such as season and region. Dairy product producers add MPP in the necessary quantities to comply with the desired standards.
In the formulation of food products, MPP is an ideal ingredient for use in bakery products, confections, candy, frozen desserts and novelties. It is also ideal in ice cream, cultured dairy products and dairy blends. Other applications include sauces, soups, seasonings, meats, snacks and beverages, non-fat sour cream, cream cheese, dips and related products.This product provides a highly cost-effective fortification of non-fat solids. It can also be used in processed and recombined cheeses.
The nature of MPP makes it an exceptional emulsifier. It enhances oxidative stability over many alternatives, including soy lecithin. Milk permeate can even be used in a variety of fermentation applications.
Benefits of Using Milk Permeate Powder
As a dairy food product ingredient, MPP is an excellent bulking agent, potentially allowing producers to reduce production costs. It can improve product flow and reduce hygroscopicity. The pleasant flavor and aroma of MPP can reduce or eliminate the need for flavor additives, further reducing production costs and allowing for cleaner labeling. Producers may also be able to reduce the salt content of preparations and mixtures, due to the umami effect produced by MPP.
As a replacement for whey powder or non-fat dry milk powder, MPP is typically highly cost-effective – generally less than half the cost of non-fat dry milk powder and 20% of the cost of whey powder in many cases.
Milk Permeate Powder from Idaho Milk Products
We manufacture our IdaPro milk permeate powder from the freshest pasteurized skim milk. IdaPro MPP is produced to have the best possible flavor, freshness and consistency. This product contains only those elements found naturally in fresh dairy milk.
IdaPro milk permeate powder features 85% lactose (minimum 80%), 3% protein, 9% ash, with free moisture levels of 1.5% or less. It averages 5% total moisture. Our MPP has a near-neutral pH and is non-hygroscopic.
As one of the leading dairy ingredient suppliers in the U.S., Idaho Milk Products takes great pride in creating the highest quality milk permeate product available today. We manufacture our Grade-A MPP specifically for the food industry.
All of our products, including dairy protein concentrates and isolates, are produced in our state-of-the-art facility in Jerome, Idaho. Our products are all FDA Grade A, rBST-free, OU Kosher, IFANCA Halal, and EU certified. We have a full quality assurance department on-site, who are taking and analyzing samples at each step of the process. Samples are tested in our Quality Assurance Laboratory and no products are released from the facility until our QC analysts have released that batch and provided a Certificate of Analysis.
You can purchase IdaPro MPP in multi-walled net content 25 kilogram paper bags (with double polyethylene liner) or in net weight 1000 kilogram polyethylene lined totes. Contact us to request a free sample of our IdaPro milk permeate powder or any of our other high quality dairy ingredients.