Why are milk products nutritionally the best source of protein?
Protein is an important part of a varied and balanced diet and benefits people of different ages in various ways. All milk products contain high-quality milk protein which absorbs well is efficiently utilised by our bodies. The average amount of protein occurring in milk naturally is 3.3 grams per 100 grams.
Nutritionally the best source of protein
Milk protein contains all of the nine amino acids essential for the body and is therefore a “complete” protein. Milk protein also absorbs well, due to which our bodies utilise it efficiently. The nutritional quality of protein sources can be assessed by considering their amino acid composition and the absorption of individual amino acids – in other words, the body’s ability to make use of the amino acids. According to the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS) adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, milk protein is nutritionally the best natural source of protein.
Develop your own protein-rich dairy beverage
Making high-protein dairy drinks is difficult because protein can add an off-flavour and grainy texture. Valio Eila® milk powders can be used to make high-protein dairy drinks with excellent taste and texture.