Whether lactose intolerant or just looking for digestive wellness, people all over the world want to eat natural and delicious foods that don’t cause digestive symptoms. However, consumers feel there is not a lot to choose from in terms of products or brands. With Valio lactose free solutions, you can expand your product range by adding lactose free products that taste just as good or better than regular products.

With Valio, you get all you need to succeed in the lactose free market. The consistent quality and natural ingredients of Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders, butter and cream offer a great starting point for manufacturing lactose free food. Our experienced solution team can help you with recipes and processes to start your production. We can also support you in your go-to-market phase.

Valio Eila lactose free solutions – Everything you need to make a succesful lactose free or low lactose products

Lactose free applications

  • Dairy products

    Answer the consumer need with delicious lactose free dairy products that the entire family can enjoy

    Lactose intolerant or not, people are not willing to compromise on either flavour or nutrition. That is why consumers are constantly searching for nutritious and tasty lactose free dairy products. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders contain all the goodness of regular milk powders and give dairy applications a rich and milky taste.

    Make your dairy products gut-friendly yet desirable for all with Valio ingredients and patented food solutions:

    • Excellent, rich, milky, slightly sweet taste
    • Well-balanced combination of all milk components
    • High in protein – Valio Eila®SMP 47% & Valio Eila® WMP 32%
      • Option to reduce dosage 20–25%
      • Option to increase protein level
    • Low in carbohydrates
      • 25% lower than standard SMP
    • Suitable for pasteurised, ESL and UHT (direct steam injection) flavoured milk drinks and spoonable dairy products
  • Drink powders

    With the right lactose free ingredients, you can produce easily dissolving drink powders for people looking for digestive wellness or nutritional boost

    Valio Eila® lactose free ingredients not only make your drink powders lactose free. They also provide other functionalities to create products that are interesting for a variety of consumer segments. We have the right solutions for high-protein and low-fat products or highly nutritious products for special consumer groups, for example.

    Make your drink powders superior in taste and nutrition with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders:

    • Excellent, natural milky taste
    • Ideal for products with health benefits, such as bone health, weight management, growth support and muscle strength
      • High in protein and calcium & low in carbohydrates
      • Valio Eila® SMP for high-protein and low-fat drink powder products
      • Valio Eila® WMP for extra energy and nutritional boost
    • Many of our Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are also available in instant format that provides quick dissolving properties
    • Examples of consumer groups for drink powders made with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders
      • Children of different ages
      • Adults who exercise regularly
      • Pregnant and lactating women
      • Seniors
      • All age groups with a sensitive stomach
  • Chocolate

    Meet the trend of digestive wellness by making your chocolates lactose free

    Lactose intolerants are looking for equal access to indulgence and healthiness. With the right ingredients, you can turn your chocolate products into lactose free ones without compromising important product qualities, like texture and taste. They also make it possible to naturally reduce the sugar level in chocolate applications without using artificial sweeteners. For help with dosage and recipes, contact our Valio food solutions team.

    • Easy to handle in process
      • Less hygroscopic than lactose hydrolysed milk powders
      • 20-25% smaller dosage
    • Excellent, rich tasting lactose free milk chocolate
    • Especially soft texture and melting mouthfeel with Valio Eila® WMP
    • Option to reduce sugar content in chocolate
      • Low in carbohydrates
      • No E numbers
  • Ice cream

    Hit the indulgence trend with lactose free ice cream of full-flavoured taste and excellent texture

    With Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders, you can expand your business with indulgence products that are both desirable and functional. The rich, creamy taste and soft, smooth mouthfeel make lactose free ice cream a desirable choice for all consumers, not just the ones with lactose intolerance. It is also possible to increase the protein level in different ice cream applications.

    • Taste is more full-flavoured and rich compared to ice cream made with standard milk powder or dairy free ingredients
      • Contains more monosaccharides
    • Pleasant and smooth texture
      • Sandiness can be avoided
      • No lactose crystals present
    • High protein level
      • 20-25% smaller dosage
      • Option to increase protein level in ice cream
    • Easy to manufacture lactose free ice cream
      • Production without the hydrolysation step
  • Bakery products

    Answer the free-from trend with delicious and golden brown baked goods of high nutritional values

    Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders give a golden brown colour, excellent taste, premium texture and longer shelf life for different bakery applications. They also give free-from baked goods good nutritional values, as you can increase protein level and reduced carbohydrate level.

    • Bakery products stay fresh for longer
      • Good water binding properties
    • Lower dosage than regular SMP due to high protein content
    • Shorter baking time than with products containing standard milk powders
      • Browning is faster
    • Improving texture, taste and appearance in gluten free bakery products
  • Desserts

    Expand your business with lactose free premium indulgence products that are desirable for the whole family

    People want to indulge themselves without the fear of stomach discomfort. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are ideal for lactose free dessert applications. They give pudding, panna cotta, vanilla sauce and other desserts a delicious and rich, slightly toffee-like taste. They also provide a creamy and smooth texture and good foaming properties.

    • Option of different flavour profiles
      • Natural fresh taste of milk
      • Intensive taste of caramel
    • Good foaming properties
      • Similar foaming properties to egg
    • Easy to handle in process
      • Fast caramelisation time
      • Option to reduce dosage
        • 25% lower for Valio Eila® SMP
        • 5% lower for Valio Eila® WMP
    • Option to increase protein level in desserts
  • Ready meals

    Lack of time is a major consumer trend in food

    Answer the consumers’ needs with lactose free ready meals that are suitable for the whole family.

    Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders give excellent rich taste and texture for ready meal and meat applications. This makes your ready meal products desirable for not only lactose intolerants but all consumers.

    Make your ready meal and meat products gut-friendly and nutritious with Valio’s functional ingredients and patented food solutions:

    • Excellent, rich taste
    • Good texture without syneresis
      • Proteins improve water binding
    • Improved nutritional value of meat products
      • High milk protein level
      • Natural milk minerals
    • Lower dosage due to high protein content
      • 20-25% smaller dosage than standard milk powders
    • Valio Eila® lactose free WMP provides especially good boiling properties and creamy taste due to its high fat content
  • Infant formulas

    Breast milk is the best choice for baby

    Using infant formulas is second to breastfeeding, a fact supported by WHO. Babies should be breastfed exclusively for 6 months, with continued breastfeeding after introduction of complementary food. A healthcare professional should be consulted before introducing infant formula or complementary food to a child’s diet.

    International Code Of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. World Health Organization. Geneva 1981.

    Babies from infant to toddlers have special nutritional requirements

    We offer high quality fully traceable ingredients so that you can manufacture safe and lactose free infant formulas and baby food products.

    Even babies sometimes suffer from lactose malabsorption. Using lactose free infant formula helps to prevent abdominal distension and other intestinal irritation caused by lactose. With Valio Eila® powders, you can produce lactose free infant formulas. With a suitable carbohydrate source such as maltodextrin or glucose syrup and whey protein, you can achieve optimal whey casein ratio close to breast milk.

    Valio’s experienced solutions team helps you with dosage, recipes and market specific regulatory requirements.

    Benefits of Valio Eila® lactose free milk powder in baby food production:

    • good solubility and wettability
    • good, rich milky taste
    • natural milk minerals and vitamins
  • Nutritional supplements

    People at different points in their life benefit from protein in different ways

    With Valio Eila® lactose free ingredients, you can bring the protein and minerals in milk accessible for even those on a free-from diet.

    Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders contain nutritionally high-quality milk protein and minerals. That makes them ideal for different nutritional supplement applications like sport, weight management and ageing.

    • High in protein
      • Valio Eila® pro SMP 47%
      • Valio Eila® pro WMP 32%
    • High quality milk proteins
      • Casein helps to maintain a steady supply of amino acids for muscles
      • Whey protein is needed rapidly after exercising
    • Low in carbohydrates
    • High content of milk minerals and vitamins
      • Opportunity to use claims *such as normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal muscle function, the maintenance of normal bones
    • Delicious taste for high-protein applications

    *Depends on concentration of minerals/vitamins in final products. EU legislation

Natural industrial ingredients for dairy food processors

  • Valio Eila® pro lactose free skimmed milk powder

  • Valio Eila® pro lactose free semi-skimmed milk powder instant

  • Valio Eila® pro lactose free whole milk powder

  • Valio Eila® low lactose skimmed milk powder


Be inspired by our lactose free info package!

Download the info package for useful information about lactose free solutions and ideas on how to expand your product range to meet the demand.

We wish you a happy reading!

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70% of the world’s population is lactose intolerant*

Lactose intolerance is an impaired ability to digest lactose.

Over 90% of adults in East Asia and 80% in Central Asia are lactose intolerant. Only in populations where people are accustomed to drinking milk, has the majority maintained a tolerance to lactose.

*EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) ESFA Journal 2010;8(9):1777-

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