Solae soy proteins offer solutions for clinical nutrition ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages
and tube-fed enteral nutrition products. Enteral nutrition products, meaning those that deliver nutrition into the digestive system as a liquid, are valued by consumers and health professionals as a means of providing balanced, complete nutrition, or nutritional supplementation.
Drinking nutrition beverages or formulas and tube feeding are forms of enteral nutrition. Tube fed products tend to be more specialized products, geared to address specific disease states, treat specific health conditions or support patients suffering from chronic disease or recovering from surgery or trauma.
Soy protein is an excellent alternative to high-value dairy proteins
for both RTD beverages and tube-fed products in terms of delivering appropriate nutrition, functional performance and taste/flavor more cost effectively.
Like all of Solae's soy products, RTD and tube-fed products provide high-quality, plant-based protein, equivalent in protein quality to dairy and eggs. But, because soy products are lactose- and dairy-free, they can be especially relevant to certain patient/consumer audiences with lactose intolerance or dairy protein allergy. Soy has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and has earned an FDA heart-health claim
Solae's extensive portfolio of soy protein isolates
can meet the functional performance criteria required of RTD complete nutrition beverages and tube-fed products (i.e., mouthfeel, viscosity and protein stability). The beverage solutions also deliver the necessary calcium to protein ratios, with appropriate calcium suspension and stability.
Finally, Solae's soy proteins can be more cost-effective, offering lower unit costs and profit margin improvement
when replacing dairy proteins, such as whey protein isolate or caseinate. Soy also enjoys more stable and predictable pricing and supply
versus caseinate, whey protein and specialized milk proteins.