SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As demand for protein ingredients continues to grow, International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. (IDF™), a global leader in poultry ingredients, is expanding its ARC™ Concentrated Protein Chicken Powder ingredient line, which it will introduce at the upcoming SupplySide West expo.
“Following the success of our ARC™ 70 Concentrated Protein Chicken Powder, we have continued to work on the development of our ARC™ line to create additional ARC™ powders with higher protein concentrations,” said Stephanie Lynch, Vice President of IDF Technology, Sales, and Marketing.
Building on a long-standing reputation for high-quality and flavorful broths, fats, and chicken powders for soups, sauces, and ready meals, IDF has brought its poultry ingredient expertise to its development of premium health and wellness-focused ingredients that support sports nutrition and functional foods and beverages and can offer allergen free and kid-friendly protein supplements like high-protein pasta and extruded snacks.
“In addition to expanding our range of protein ingredients, we’re also developing a highly functional chicken broth,” Lynch said. “In preliminary tests, this broth has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties and has shown promise for maintaining healthy joints.”
IDF’s innovative broth and protein ingredients are representative of a larger health and wellness ingredient initiative that IDF has championed in recent years.
“We’ve focused our energy and resources on developing ingredients that support health and wellness and capture the goodness of chicken in a form that’s convenient for our food processing partners,” Lynch said. “To advance this initiative, we’ve allocated additional internal and external R&D resources.”
With demonstrated applications including pasta, protein puff and chip snacks, and a creamy, high-protein soup, IDF has been bringing the lean protein consumers love to a broad range of snacks and meal applications designed to supplement protein consumption.
“IDF Concentrated Protein Chicken Powders contain quality, lean protein in a convenient form that can be used in healthy snacks, supplements, and more,” Lynch said.
Complete and highly digestible, ARC™ Concentrated Chicken Proteins provide high-quality protein that is free of common allergens and is an excellent alternative protein source.
“For 32 years, IDF has been capturing the best qualities of chicken in nutritious, delicious food ingredients,” IDF Marketing Communications Manager Erin Danastasio said. “With our recent focus on active nutrition and the health and wellness segment, we’re continuing that commitment with innovative ingredients that combine quality nutrition and convenience.”
To experience IDF’s functional ingredients and their applications or to request more information about preliminary studies on its anti-inflammatory broth, visit IDF at SupplySide West booth 16115 or online at IDF.com.
IDF® is a family-owned company in its 32nd year of providing foundational, poultry-based ingredients in the form of Concentrated Protein and Meat Powder, Concentrated Broth, Extract, and Fat. The company is supporting the development of trending applications, such as meal replacement drinks, sport nutrition, and novel applications in soups and bars with its sustainable, natural ingredients.