Ingredient Index

Lactose

Lactose is the primary carbohydrate source in human milk, providing approx. 40% of the energy value to an infant 57Holsinger, V. H. (1996). Handbook of Milk Composition,edited by Robert G. Jensen. Academic Press, San Diego, 1995, 919 pp., $89.95. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1006/jfca.1996.0035. According to multiple legislative requirements, lactose is the carbohydrate source of choice for infant milk formula.

Lactopure® Refined Coarse

  • Energy source for infants

  • Unmilled crystalline lactose

  • Free flowing powder

Mesh size (M)
Coarse
(Un)milled
Unmilled
Certifications
Halal

Lactopure® Refined Sieved

  • Energy source for infants

  • Unmilled, coarse-sieved crystalline lactose

  • Free flowing powder

Mesh size (M)
70
(Un)milled
Unmilled
Certifications
Kosher, Halal

Lactopure® Refined Crystals

  • Energy source for infants

  • Unmilled crystalline coarse-sieved lactose

  • Free flowing powder

Mesh size (M)
Crystals
(Un)milled
Unmilled
Certifications
Kosher, Halal

Lactopure® Refined Sieved Fine

  • Energy source for infants

  • Unmilled crystalline lactose, smaller crystals

  • Fast dissolving

Mesh size (M)
110
(Un)milled
Sieved
Certifications

Lactopure® Refined Powder

  • Energy source for infants

     

  • Milled crystalline lactose, particle size ~50µm

  • Fast dissolving

Mesh size (M)
150
(Un)milled
Milled
Certifications
Kosher, Halal

Lactopure® Refined Fine

  • Energy source for infants

  • Milled crystalline lactose, particle size ~40µm

  • Fast dissolving

Mesh size (M)
200
(Un)milled
Milled
Certifications
Halal

Lactopure® Refined Fine Powder

  • Energy source for infants

  • Milled crystalline lactose, particle size ~40µm

  • Fast dissolving

Mesh size (M)
200
(Un)milled
Milled
Certifications
Kosher, Halal
What is lactose?

Lactose is a disaccharide, containing the building blocks galactose and glucose and is the main carbohydrate source in milk. In human milk, lactose provides approx. 40% of the total energy value to the infant 57Holsinger, V. H. (1996). Handbook of Milk Composition,edited by Robert G. Jensen. Academic Press, San Diego, 1995, 919 pp., $89.95. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1006/jfca.1996.0035.

What are the health benefits of lactose?

Lactose is a major solid component of human milk and an important source of energy for the infant 57Holsinger, V. H. (1996). Handbook of Milk Composition,edited by Robert G. Jensen. Academic Press, San Diego, 1995, 919 pp., $89.95. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1006/jfca.1996.0035. It has a low sweetness level and a lower risk of causing dental caries 105Moynihan, P. J. (2002). Dietary advice in dental practice. British Dental Journal. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4801628 compared to other carbohydrate sources, an interesting feature for young child formulas. Lactose-containing infant formula has demonstrated significantly higher calcium absorption in infants, compared with lactose-free formula 1Abrams, S. A., Griffin, I. J., & Davila, P. M. (2002). Calcium and zinc absorption from lactose containing and lactose-free infant formulas. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/76.2.442. When lactose is not fully digested, it reaches the ileum, where it also supports the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, as has been shown in a clinical trial where the addition of lactose to infant formula significantly increased the growth of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli compared to lactose-free formula 40Francavilla, R., Calasso, M., Calace, L., Siragusa, S., Ndagijimana, M., Vernocchi, P., Brunetti, L., Mancino, G., Tedeschi, G., Guerzoni, E., Indrio, F., Laghi, L., Miniello, V. L., Gobbetti, M., & De Angelis, M. (2012). Effect of lactose on gut microbiota and metabolome of infants with cow’s milk allergy. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3038.2012.01286.x. Furthermore, lactose contains specific β-1,4-glycosidic linkages, similar to cellulose and chitin 107Navarro, D. M. D. L., Abelilla, J. J., & Stein, H. H. (2019). Structures and characteristics of carbohydrates in diets fed to pigs: A review. In Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40104-019-0345-6, which may support the reduction of the risk of pathogenic infection by support of the growth of lactose-utilizing bacteria, i.e. via selective pressure 57Holsinger, V. H. (1996). Handbook of Milk Composition,edited by Robert G. Jensen. Academic Press, San Diego, 1995, 919 pp., $89.95. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1006/jfca.1996.0035.

What are the processing benefits of Lactopure®?

With a range of different particle sizes, there is a type of Lactopure® to suit every application. Thanks to its quality, Lactopure® can be added in the dry phase of production such as on the fluid bed, as part of the mineral/vitamin mix or in a dry blending mixer. As a result, capacity can be increased, and production costs reduced. It can also be applied in the wet phase.

Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Coarse
  • Unmilled crystalline lactose
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Free-flowing powder
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Sieved
  • Unmilled, coarse-sieved crystalline lactose
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Free flowing powder
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Crystals
  • Unmilled, coarse-sieved crystalline lactose
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Free flowing powder
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Sieved Fine
  • Unmilled crystalline lactose sieved to obtain smaller crystals
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Fast dissolving
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Powder
  • Milled crystalline lactose with average particle size of ~50µm
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Fast dissolving
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Fine
  • Milled crystalline lactose with average particle size of ~40µm
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Fast dissolving
  • Purity and high quality
Product substantiation and benefits Lactopure® Refined Fine Powder
  • Milled crystalline lactose with average particle size of ~40µm
  • Flexible in application: suitable for dry and wet blending
  • Fast dissolving
  • Purity and high quality
Why choose lactose from FrieslandCampina Ingredients?

We have full control of the supply chain and two production locations, for contingency. Our large portfolio features milled and sieved grades – all with an excellent dry blend and consistent quality and composition. This is backed by dedicated regulatory, technical and specifications support.

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