The applications of enzymatic protein hydrolysates in infant nutrition, enteral nutrition, dietetic foods and laboratory and fermentation media is discussed. The total production of hydrolysates is estimated and producers and price trends are discussed.
Proteins [unhydrolysed] used in a wide range of nutritional applications are discussed. These include casein/caseinate, whey protein concentrate and isolate, soya isolate and concentrate – all of these may compete with protein hydrolysates in some commercial applications. Major producers of these proteins and their prices are given. The projected output of protein hydrolysates by 2020 is determined.