Advanced Lipids is launching two new additions to its INFAT range of high-quality infant formula ingredients.
A new premium offering, INFAT PRO, offers higher levels of sn-2 palmitate, while INFAT MF is a special blend containing milk fat. Both new products will be unveiled at Food Ingredients Europe.
Breastfed babies receive many of their nutritional needs from palmitic acid, the most common saturated fatty acid in humans. Seventy to 80 per cent of the palmitic acid in human milk is attached to the glycerol backbone in the sn-2 position, which facilitates calcium and fat absorption. However, in many oils used in formula, sn-2 concentration is as low as eight to 10 per cent.
INFAT – Advanced Lipids’ original fat ingredient – already contains around 40 to 45 per cent sn-2 palmitate, enabling formulas to provide many of the benefits of breast milk. Research has shown that babies fed with formula containing INFAT cry less and sleep more.
Other benefits include greater comfort, supporting bone strength and supporting healthy gut bacteria. The new premium product, INFAT PRO, offers even higher levels of sn-2 palmitate – as much as 60 per cent – allowing better absorption of calcium and fat.
The other new product on show at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) will be INFAT MF, a special blend made with milk fat. Adding lipid components from milk to formula offers natural taste, and together with high sn-2, the product is designed to offer “the best of both worlds.”
In addition to INFAT, INFAT PRO, and INFAT MF, Advanced Lipids offers INFAT Plus, which is designed to be closer to the structure of the breast milk of women from China.