Whey Protein Concentrate Ultra Filtered
Ultrafiltration is the preferred method employed to extract milk proteins used in the manufacture of milk protein concentrate (MPC). This concentration process uses varying degrees of pressure to force the liquid matter through a porous membrane. The holes in the membrane are so small (2 to 20 nanometers) that only water, minerals and organic molecules can pass through; the larger-sized proteins are trapped and collected from the membrane. These concentrated milk proteins are then carefully subjected to evaporation and then spray drying. The resulting dry powder is highly sought after for both its nutritional and functional properties, which serve to enhance many finished food products.