Creating Next-Gen Milk Analogs From Nuts, Grains, Legumes, and Other Plant Sources

Ingredient and formulation technologies have advanced to where the organoleptic and nutritional lines between dairy and dairy analogs have almost seamlessly merged

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Plant-based milk analogs and other dairy-alternative products comprise a rapidly growing market segment for a number of reasons, including lactose sensitivity/intolerance, dairy protein allergies, vegetarian lifestyles, and environmental concerns. In the US and UK, cow’s milk consumption has declined while plant-based milk consumption has increased significantly in recent years. Read more.


Devon Gholam, PhD. “Creating Next-Gen Milk Analogs From Nuts, Grains, Legumes, and Other Plant Sources.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 11 Mar. 2021, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125272-creating-next-gen-milk-analogs-from-nuts-grains-legumes-and-other-plant-sources.

Hair of the dog food: ingredients from booze byproducts

Purina PetCare introduced a dog treat made from spent brewery grains. The dog treat will be available only in their Netherlands market for a six-week trial run.

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By-product from the brewing industry, such as yeast, have served as pet food ingredients since before the coining of the portmanteau “upcycling” in the 1990s. Upcycling involves taking wasted or otherwise lower cost materials and creating higher valued items. Beer brewing and alcoholic fermentation produce waste materials, including grains leached of their sugars in the brewing process. These spent grains still have nutritional value as a pet food ingredients. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Hair of the Dog Food: Ingredients from Booze Byproducts.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS, PetfoodIndustry.com, 4 Mar. 2021, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10066-hair-of-the-dog-food-ingredients-from-booze-byproducts.

5 dog, cat and other pet food ingredients from cattle

While beef is what’s for dinner in many pet’s diets, at least as a principal ingredient, various other cattle components appear in pet food.

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Last month’s Petfood Industry magazine featured beef in the Ingredient Issues column by Dr. Greg Aldrich, pet food program coordinator at Kansas State University. While beef is what’s for dinner in many pet’s diets, at least as a principal ingredient, various other cattle components appear in pet food. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “5 Dog, Cat and Other Pet Food Ingredients from Cattle.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS, PetfoodIndustry.com, 10 Feb. 2021, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10003-dog-cat-and-other-pet-food-ingredients-from-cattle.