Crino® Refined Edible Lactose
Crino® refined edible lactose is a versatile coproduct of cheese and whey production formed by concentration, crystallization, refining, and drying of whey permeate. The lactose crystals are ground into a fine powder or go through further processing to manufacture lactose derivatives.
- Frozen desserts
- Baked goods
- Powdered mixes
The white or cream in color lactose crystals can take two different forms, alpha, and beta, which characterize their ability to dissolve in a solution, hold water, crystallize, etc. Agropur’s Crino® lactose comes in multiple formats including Crino® Refined Edible Lactose (Medium Grind) and Crino® Refined Edible Lactose (Fine Grind).
- Improved color, flavor and texture of baked goods
- An economical source of dairy solids
- Adds body and bulk without an intense increase in sweetness
- Moisture retention
- Browning and color enhancement