Novozymes is launching Saphera Fiber, a new lactase enzyme to increase the content of fibers while also reducing sugar in fermented and non-fermented dairy products.
At the same time, a recent study testifies that 59% of consumers are more likely to buy dairy products with higher fiber content, and 38% of them are willing to pay more for a higher content of fiber in their dairy products.
“Saphera Fiber is a new lactase that has been developed to help dairies bring new innovation to the market, as it enables development of products with nutritional claims. Being a biological solution, it also makes it possible to manufacture dairy products in a sustainable way with less use of artificial or chemically produced ingredients,” says Emmanuel Michelot, Launch Manager at Novozymes.
The new lactase enzyme works by converting lactose contained in the milk into GOS fibers (galactooligosaccharides). It does so without reducing the natural sweetness of dairy products.
GOS fibers derive from the lactose in cow’s milk and is often associated with improved digestive health.