Procream as Source of Bioactive Compounds that Improve Human Health (2019)
RESEARCHER: Daniela Barile, UC Davis
TIMELINE: August 2019 to December 2021
BACKGROUND: Whey protein production results in several novel and nutrient-rich dairy byproducts. Many of these byproducts, such as ProCream, also known as Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate (WPPC), have yet to be explored for their economic and nutritional value. There is great potential for creating higher value for this byproduct in the human food supply based on its components (lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, xanthine oxidase,
etc.) and potential beneficial health effects.
OBJECTIVE: To identify the composition of ProCream, determine its health effects, and add value to this byproduct/waste stream.
INDUSTRY BENEFIT: Reduced waste streams, better understanding of dairy-derived health benefits, creation of added-value ingredients and products.
CDRF is a minority co-funder of this project; National Dairy Council is the majority co-funder.