Whether it be in your post-workout protein shake or breakfast yogurt bowl, whey protein is in most foods consumed daily. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained and is the byproduct of the manufacturing of cheese or casein.
Whey protein has many commercial uses, and the global market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.48% from 2022 to 2030, according to a report by Grand View Research.
The demand for whey protein is increasing as awareness about healthy lifestyles rises. Fitness and sports clubs frequently recommend protein supplements, which draw customers’ attention to whey protein. This supplement aids in the growth of muscle mass with its ability to boost muscle protein synthesis helping you achieve your gains and goals. It can also help with weight loss and lower cholesterol. In addition, whey protein is used in the food industry in baked goods, dairy products, beverages, cereals, chocolates, and baby foods due to its high protein content, antibacterial properties, and general positive formulation enhancements.
Protein determination is an essential aspect of the whey protein market. The protein content of whey protein products is determined by measuring the nitrogen content, which is then converted to protein content using a conversion factor. When determining the price of whey protein, the protein content is a critical factor in setting that price point. The protein content of whey protein products is also essential for consumers who are looking for high-quality protein supplements. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the protein content of whey protein products is accurately determined to maintain the quality of the product and meet the needs of consumers. See how LECO’s FP828 protein analyzer can help you achieve your gains by downloading our application note!