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1. (WO2018202636) WHEY PROTEIN EXTRACTS AND THEIR USE AS SPHINGOMYELIN SOURCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/202636    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/061064
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed May 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A23L 33/00
A23C 9/15
A23C 21/00
A23C 21/06
A23J 1/20
A23J 3/08
A23J 7/00
Applicants: NESTEC S.A.
Inventors: O'REGAN, Jonathan
MOLONEY, Terence, Cian
GIUFFRIDA, Francesca
Title: WHEY PROTEIN EXTRACTS AND THEIR USE AS SPHINGOMYELIN SOURCE
Abstract:
Use of an α-lactalbumin enriched whey protein extract as a source of sphingomyelin in a synthetic nutritional composition for an infant or child wherein, the α-lactalbumin enriched WPE is obtained by a process comprising: a. acidifying a whey protein product to pH 4 or below b. forming a low calcium whey protein product by concentrating the proteins in the acidified whey protein until the calcium to protein ratio is less than about 0.001 and, c. Precipitating α-lactalbumin from the low-calcium whey protein product, wherein said precipitating step includes the sub-steps of: I. diluting the low-calcium whey protein product, II. adjusting the pH of the diluted low-calcium whey protein product to between 4 and 5 to form a precipitate and soluble proteins, and III. Separating the precipitate proteins from the soluble proteins.