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03/10/2018 – News / Food Processing / Health, Dairy / Yoghurts / DuPont / Indonesia / ASEAN

DuPont reveals new YO-MIX® M11 yoghurt starter culture

DuPont reveals new YO-MIX M11 yoghurt st

DuPont Nutrition and Health has unveiled its new starter culture for yoghurts, YO-MIX® M11, which has been designed to offer a new solution to texture and mouthfeel issues faced by yoghurt manufacturers.

According to the company, YO-MIX® M11 offers excellent post-acidification control and will help dairy manufacturers deliver extra mildness and creamy texture in yoghurt. The starter culture creates a well-balanced taste profile, ensuring a consistent mouthfeel and mildness in products throughout their shelf life. The starter culture is designed for highly flexible yoghurt processing, enabling a longer time in the fermentation tank before cooling or higher cooling temperature to preserve texture.


“Many countries in ASEAN face cold-chain logistical challenges,” said Budhy Gautama, sales leader for DuPont Nutrition & Health in Indonesia. “YO-MIX® M11 is the perfect starter culture for our region because it performs well even under fluctuating temperature that can occur over the sheer distances food products have to travel.”


Featuring a blend of selected strains, YO-MIX® M11 includes Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus for direct vat inoculation of manufacturing milk. These strains have been carefully chosen and combined to address customers’ specific needs in terms of acidification, texture and taste.


Rising demand for healthy snacks


The launch of YO-MIX® M11 coincides with the conclusion of a consumer study conducted by DuPont Nutrition & Health, which revealed the tremendous growth of the snacking category in the ASEAN region and the current shift among consumers toward more nutritious snacks. As more consumers move away from conventional snacks filled with salt and fat to healthier options such as yoghurt, the company aims to help food manufacturers produce more nutritional, convenient and good-portion snacks that will appeal to this growing target market.


DuPont Nutrition & Health will showcase YO-MIX® M11 at the upcoming Food Ingredients Asia 2018, due to be held from 3–5 October at Jakarta International Expo. Visitors to the company’s booth will be able to sample a total of 11 different concepts made with the DuPont™ Danisco® range of ingredients, including a soy-dairy blended high-protein coffee, a reduced-sugar beverage suitable for diabetics, and a ready-to-drink multigrain milk for consumers on the go. Other concepts aimed at the ASEAN market will include baked goods, fresh fermented yoghurt, soft-serve ice cream, and a partial meat replacement meatball.

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