Milk Permeate is a by-product of the Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) production process, formed after ultrafiltration of milk to extract protein and fat. The product is then dried using advanced spray drying techniques. Milk permeate powder is characterized by a clean, slightly salty taste and uniform particle size. It consists of lactose, water, vitamins and minerals.
Milk Permeate Powder is typically 80% lactose (minimum 75%), 3% protein, 8.5% ash plus a trace amount of fat. The total moisture level averages 5% with free moisture at 1.5% or below.
Milk Permeate Powder can be used to standardize Skim Milk Powder (SMP) and is a natural food ingredient with excellent functional and nutritional characteristics. It is suitable for a wide range of applications including beverages, seasonings, confectionery, soups, sauces, desserts, bakery and dairy.
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View ADPI Dairy Permeate Standards Sheet