Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are of special interest to innovative companies in the confectionery, dairy, bakery, ready meal, and other food processing sectors – as well as to the new generation of nutritional supplement and dietary product manufacturers.
With value added foods markets continuing to grow in Europe and the US, and primed for exponential growth in Asia and South America, Valio is the perfect partner with the right expertise for sustainable success in new markets.
The patented technology and quality assurance underpinning Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders delivers unique qualities: less than 0,1% residual lactose, good solubility, low carbohydrate and high protein content, and the natural taste of milk.
There is no other milk powder on the world market that has such a low lactose content combined with excellent taste and nutritional qualities. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are produced by spray drying pasteurised cow's milk, from which lactose is partially removed by filtration. The remaining lactose is enzymatically hydrolysed to glucose and galactose. Their unique milky taste – with none of the sweetness associated with low lactose products – is entirely natural thanks to Valio’s lactose free technology and an unchanged milk mineral composition that stems from the patented process.
Valio Eila® lactose free SMP and WMP are ideal for manufacturing a large variety of lactose free foods. They deliver valuable milk nutrients, proteins and minerals along with the natural taste of milk.
Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders make it possible to formulate products with all the goodness of dairy but none of the lactose. Products that can target new markets providing a choice for lactose intolerant consumers. So they can enjoy the taste and benefits of dairy without the unpleasant symptoms caused by maldigestion. Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders are widely used in the food industry in confectionery, ice cream, ready meals, desserts, and bakery products. Manufacturers can choose between Valio Eila® lactose free SMP and WMP depending on how much fat and fullness is required in the end product.
Awareness of lactose intolerance is increasing around the world and demand for lactose free choices is growing rapidly.
It is now possible to exploit these new opportunities with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powders – the proven raw material ideal for use in the production of almost all foods. While many food producers value them primarily for their lactose free properties, these cutting-edge ingredients have also been taken up purely for their high protein and low carbohydrate content, which continues to generate a whole new range of end-user product applications creating delicious and attractive novelties.
Free from lactose markets continue to grow, spreading beyond the dairy sector to various other foods which contain dairy ingredients. Consumers are seeking lactose free alternatives in both dairy and other food categories.
Confectionery manufacturers and especially chocolate product processors have been the first outside the dairy industry to pick up on the business potential offered by Valio Eila® lactose free milk powder as an ingredient. There’s a growing market in Europe for lactose free milk chocolate, recently launched for example in Finland, Switzerland and Germany.