Lactose, a milk sugar, is removed from whey during the concentration process. The United States produces several types and grades of lactose products to meet the varying functional and nutritional needs of end-users. U.S. suppliers can also formulate custom products and blends. This section discusses the different types of lactose, its functional characteristics, and some of the many applications for this versatile ingredient.
WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE
We produce a wide array of whey products to meet varying protein levels, functional properties and other specifications. With over a million metric tons produced annually, the United States is the largest producer and exporter of whey in the world.