Want to know what’s behind the Fonterra raw material that we use at HSN to make our SportSeries Evowhey Protein 2.0 and RawSeries Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0?
We don’t hide anything! So get ready to read, analysis reports included, just what is behind the raw material used to make our star product: Evowhey 2.0 and its over 30 different flavours 😉
We’ll discover the particularities that it has depending on its manufacturing location, that’s to say, depending on its origin before coming to our HSN factory. Do you dare to find out more?
- 1. What’s the origin of the raw material used in Evowhey 2.0?
- 2. Let’s analyse the Fonterra WPC 80 raw material
- 3. Changes in appearance according to the origin of the raw material
- 4. Do these changes affect the quality of Evowhey Protein 2.0 or Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0?
- 5. Why do these variations in the raw material exist?
- 6. Why consume Evowhey Protein 2.0 and Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0?
What’s the origin of the raw material used in Evowhey 2.0?
First, I’ll leave you a little guide for everything we’re going to look at…
HSN Infograph, where does Evowhey Protein 2.0 come from?
As many of you know, and as the title of the article reflects, the raw material used to make Evowhey Protein 2.0 and WPC 80% 2.0 is the 80% protein standardised whey concentrate manufactured by the Fonterra brand.
And who are Fonterra exactly?
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In Europa, Fonterra has different manufacturing plants where the WPC-80% is made, which is what we use at HSN to make our products:
- ROKISKIO SURIS AB (Lithuania).
- The Lake District Creamery (United Kingdom).
- Fonterra Europe Manufacturing B.V. (Netherlands).
Lorries arrive at the HSN factory with Fonterra raw material from one of three different points of origin, according to availability of the Fonterra products at that moment.
Can we choose a preferred point of origin? Yes, as at HSN we have an order of priority marked over the factory of origin of the Fonterra raw material, although if our first choice doesn’t have stock of WPC 80% – 450 Instant, we use one of the other two.
What I do assure you is that the raw material of Evowhey Protein 2.0 y Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0 is always Fonterra.
And does the change in origin change anything in the the raw material?
Don’t miss out, we explain it below!
Let’s analyse the Fonterra WPC 80 raw material
First of all, I want to show you the batch analysis certificates used in the HSN factory for the development of the SportSeries Evowhey Protein 2.0, according to the origin of the raw material.
When the Fonterra raw material comes from Lithuania.
When the origin is the Fonterra factory in the United Kingdom.
Fonterra raw material WPC 80% from its factory in the Netherlands.
Aspects that I want to highlight and that do not go unnoticed…
And what might be the cause of this variation?
This means that the nutritional and organoleptic level can be considered equivalent, however, these small variations do affect the appearance of the product. (Evans et al., 2010; Lammert et al., 2013).
Changes in appearance according to the origin of the raw material
Next I’ll set out a description of the appearance of each raw material WPC 80% from Fonterra, according to its factory of origin.
To avoid possible confusion or misunderstandings, I’ll support each with pictures taken in our HSN factory.
Fonterra with factory of origin ROKISKIO SURIS AB…
The product manufactured in Lithuania has a spongy appearance, with a whitish colour reminiscent of fresh milk.
Produced in The Lake District Creamery factory in the United Kingdom…
The consistency of this raw material is similar to the first one because of its fluffy aspect, but its colour is more yellowish, like a kind of light butter.
The third raw material is that coming from Fonterra Europe Manufacturing B.V. in the Netherlands…
This may be the most striking. Although in terms of colouring it is similar to the British product, the appearance of the product differs from the other two in a more marked way.
It is characterised by a medium loose powder appearance and less fluffy than the proteins manufactured in Lithuania and the UK. Again, they all come from the same brand and are nutritionally equivalent.
The characteristics of each of the WPC 80 by Fonterra raw materials are striking, aren’t they?
The pictures were taken in the HSN laboratories, where we receive the Fonterra raw material beore using it to make our Evowhey Protein 2.0 and WPC 80% 2.0.
Do these changes affect the quality of Evowhey Protein 2.0 or Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0?
The answer is, resoundingly, NO.
At HSN, when we validate a raw material, we ensure it complies at all levels:
- Nutritional values.
- Organoleptic parameters (taste, texture, aroma) in the finished product.
- Absence of any contaminant.
When selecting the Fonterra products, it wasn’t an exception.
Although we have seen that there are differences in the appearance of the powder, the sensory quality in terms of taste, texture and compatibility with our range of flavours is perfect, regardless of the original manufacturing plant.
Therefore, saving a possible difference at a visual level of the powdered product, we can say that…
Why do these variations in the raw material exist?
It’s completely normal for there to be certain variations in nutritional values. And not just between different origins, but also between batches of the protein coming from the same production plant.
We should bear in mind that the raw material used at the start of the production process, that’s to say, the milk itself, is obtained from grass-fed cows.
It’s logical that the composition of the grass will be more variable than that of standardised feed, and that this in turn will translate into certain compositional changes in the milk itself. However, it does contribute to a higher nutritional quality of the final product.
It’s important to note that these variations are always within the tolerated ranges so that the product can be considered equivalent, as recommended by the European Commission through the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer.
In any case, there is no food on the market with a low degree of processing that provides invariable nutritional values. In fact, nutritional tables are drawn up on the basis of representative average values obtained from several production batches.
Why consume Evowhey Protein 2.0 and Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0?
Because you’ll be consuming a protein of the highest quality at a nutritional and organoleptic level, regardless of any changes in the product’s appearance.
Evowhey Protein 2.0 from SportSeries and nutritional table for Chocolate and Cookie flavour.
The variations mentioned in this article are nothing more than merely aestheitc points and are due to the fact that the primary ingredient is manufactured in three different geographical locations: Lithuania, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0 from RawSeries and nutritional table.
It’s true that this fact slightly affects the proportion of macronutrients and the production process stages of the the raw material of our Evowhey Protein 2.0 and Whey Protein Concentrate 80% 2.0 products.
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- Lammert el al. (2013). Characterisation of the sensory properties of whey protein concentrates. International Journal of Dairy Technology.
- Evans et al., (2010). Comparison of composition and sensory properties of 80% whey protein and milk serum protein concentrates. Journal of Dairy Science.
- Dairy Reporter.
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