by Matt Weik

We’re all the time looking out for one thing new within the protein class, and it seems we have now one thing to place folks’s minds comfortable. A sizzling matter for debate is that if you should utilize any whey protein to bake with or put in sizzling drinks, or if want a heat-stable model. Effectively, Glanbia Nutritionals has created a heat-stable hydrolyzed whey protein to permit everybody to breathe a bit simpler.

The place did all of it start?

Protein powder can get fairly boring for those who use the identical taste day in and time out. To maintain issues contemporary, shoppers are utilizing protein in many alternative methods to extend the protein content material of varied meals and drinks. As an illustration, many shoppers are placing protein powder of their pancakes, baked cookies, brownies, muffins, and even their morning espresso as a creamer and sugar substitute.

The primary downside has all the time been, if the chemical construction of the protein powder adjustments with the presence of warmth and may doubtlessly denature it. When it comes all the way down to it, no, it doesn’t deem the protein nugatory within the grand scheme of issues. What it comes all the way down to is that the warmth (relying on temperature) may decrease the overall protein content material in addition to have an effect on the speed at which the physique breaks down and absorbs the protein.

For many who didn’t know, in the course of the manufacturing course of, majority of whey protein coming from main manufacturers is flash-pasteurized to kill any microorganisms it’d include—which in itself is denaturing the product barely.

One widespread grievance about utilizing protein in baked items is that it might change the feel of the baked good. As an illustration, when you find yourself baking protein cookies, it’s possible you’ll discover that the protein powder truly makes the tip product extraordinarily dry. You possibly can even see this typically while you make your personal protein pancakes as effectively, making them robust and virtually rubbery. One factor the place you don’t see any change in texture is while you toss a few of your favourite protein powder into your espresso. You continue to get a pleasant wealthy and creamy cup of Joe.

Issues are heating up

With the entire manufacturers out in the marketplace attempting to return out with a protein that places them on the map and which is able to explode gross sales, it’s robust to resolve which model to go together with. With regards to a real heat-stable hydrolyzed whey protein, it seems Glanbia is perhaps the go-to. The primary ingredient of their new protein is ProTherma, which they describe as an, “agglomerated hydrolyzed whey protein designed to face up to excessive temperatures giving it the flexibility to remain soluble and secure when added to sizzling water.”

They’re mentioning that this new heat-stable protein will likely be nice for issues comparable to:

• Espresso
• Tea
• Sizzling chocolate
• Soup
• Oatmeal
• Espresso pods
• Espresso creamers

Glanbia additionally talked about, “with the rising demand for decent drinks and the continued curiosity from shoppers for protein enriched merchandise, the addition of ProTherma to our portfolio will present an thrilling new different for patrons and their shoppers. We’ve got made it simpler to formulate heat-stable and protein-rich ready-to-mix powdered purposes.”

Will this create a buzz within the trade and promote?

I’d prefer to say sure, however from the communication I’ve had with shoppers and retailers, they actually aren’t asking for a “heat-stable” something. They know that the protein content material is perhaps lowered barely when warmth is current, additionally they know that it’d change the chemical construction ever so barely. However, on the finish of the day, nobody is banging down anybody’s doorways or protesting for a heat-stable hydrolyzed whey protein. Will it give some customers a heat and fuzzy feeling (pun meant) realizing they’re utilizing a heat-stable protein supply? I’m certain some will really feel higher. However, the vast majority of the folks will most likely by no means purchase it until it’s added to current product, which in that case I’d prefer to see if the value will increase.

If nobody is asking for a heat-stable protein, and you set it in current merchandise, rising the value may utterly kill your gross sales. Is it a cool thought for a brand new protein? Certain. Is it utterly sensible? Nope. Most shoppers will nonetheless use their on a regular basis favourite whey protein to be used as a shake—no warmth wanted. So, the query then turns into… was this product needed? And can it section out as shortly because it entered the market? Solely time will inform.

Personally, I received’t be heading out to select any up. I see no motive to. I’m fantastic with my regular whey protein and really not often use it in something sizzling. Would you rush out to purchase it? Tell us within the feedback.


1.) “Glanbia Launches Warmth-Secure Hydrolyzed Whey Protein.”, 19 Sept. 2017.