London (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
This research report focuses on the current market status and foreseeable future trend of sweet whey powder, deminerized whey powder and whey protein concentrates but the overall content is not limited to these three varieties. Apart from using foreign and domestic official data, more importantly, the researchers of this report use data from field surveys. Basic Information: This report combines desk study with field surveys. Field surveys include field visits and telephone interviews. The surveyed ones include whey product importers, traders and agents; processing companies and industrial associations of dairy products, bakery food, health-care food and pharmaceuticals.
Whey is byproduct of cheese or casein. The gross solids of whey accounts for half of the gross dry matters of raw milk and the main components are lactose, whey protein and minerals. Whey protein makes up 20% or so of the total milk protein and both Vitamins and minerals exist in cow milk. Whey has high nutritious value. After further processing, both the nutritious value and health-care functions of whey powder, lactose, concentrated whey protein, isolated whey protein and milk protein peptide are greatly improved. As primary milk-based raw material, whey products are extensively used in piglet feed, dairy products, bakery food, health-care food, soft drinks and pharmaceuticals. There is no scaled commercial cheese production in China and whey products should be imported, whereas the EU, Oceania and North America are the main suppliers of whey products to China.
China is the largest producer of pigs and consumes the most pork in the world; also, China has the largest population. The demand for whey especially high value added whey products is growing constantly thanks to the rapid development of China’s economy and higher requirement for food nutrition and
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