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Crino® Permeate

Crino® permeate is the co-product of whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate production. Adding permeate to your food and beverage applications can contribute to the functionality, nutritional benefits, and add a well-balanced, neutral taste. 

Agropur’s Crino® permeate emerged as a cost-effective ingredient for added browning and flavor in baked goods. Now researchers have discovered the salty characteristics of permeate make it ideal to replace salt in formulations. 

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  • Snacks
  • Confectionery
  • Dry-mixes
  • Baked goods
  • Dairy products
  • Soups and Sauces

In general, 10-11 grams of permeate will replace one gram of salt or three to four grams of delactosed permeate will replace one gram of salt. The recommendation to balance the addition of permeate or delactosed permeate is to also reduce other macro-ingredients like flour, fat, eggs, granulated sugar, and other carbohydrates. In many instances, a total reduced-cost formula is possible as permeate can replace more costly ingredients.


  • Brightens & preserves color
  • Browning agent
  • Clean, sweet flavor
  • Cost-effective method for sodium reduction
  • Suited for blending & mixing
  • Excellent powder quality