Acidified/Fermented/Low pH Beverages

Acidified Protein Beverages, such as drinkable yoghurts, fermented milk drinks, smoothies, milk-juice drinks, whey-juice drinks, and soy-juice drinks are an excellent and convenient format for consumers to support their health and wellness focus. Not only do they deliver a good source of protein, they can often serve as a healthy and refreshing meal-replacement or snack option.

For the beverage manufacturer, formulating low pH drinks which contain protein can be a bit of challenge. These technical hurdles can also be exaggerated via fortification with insoluble particulates. The formulation challenges include:

  • Protein aggregation
  • Gritty/Chalky Mouthfeel
  • Settling of nutraceutical ingredients
  • Thin Mouthfeel
  • Visually non-appealing beverage

CP Kelco products serve several functions in acidified protein beverages, including stabilization, suspension, and thickening. Hydrocolloids make it possible to produce consumer appealing acidified protein beverages with a consistent and uniform quality and nutrient delivery.

CP Kelco’s ingredients are derived from nature-based, renewable raw materials, and we strive to provide these products with minimal processing or modification. Therefore, most products will support a ‘nature-based’ label claim, and many will support an ‘organic’ label claim.

When it comes to stabilizing protein, suspension of insoluble additives, or dialing-in the desired mouthfeel, CP Kelco offers a broad portfolio of stabilizers and texturizers to satisfy the consumer needs and requirement of the beverage producer.



  • GENU® Pectin
  • CEKOL® Cellulose Gum
  • KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum
  • SIMPLESSE® Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate


Please contact a CP Kelco representative for more details.