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Chapter 8: Snack Foods, Meats, and other Applications

Dairy-Based Ingredients
Pages 89-101
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/9780913250945.008
ISBN: 0-913250-94-5


Topics Covered

  • Snack Foods
    • Collets
    • Chip Production
    • Cheese Seasonings
  • Meat Products
    • Functional Properties of Dairy-Based Ingredients
    • Processing Considerations
  • Other Applications
    • Infant Formulas
    • Functional Foods
    • Dairy Biologics
    • Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • Troubleshooting

Introduction to Chapter

Snacks include a wide array of foods—cookies, crackers, candy, pizza, cakes, pies, potato chips, tortilla chips, corn puffs and curls, nuts, pretzels, popcorn, granola bars, dried fruit, fruit leather products, hot dogs and other meat snacks, yogurt, cheese products, and dough-enrobed fried vegetables, cheeses, etc. Their flavor may be savory or sweet. Dairy ingredients are used in several snack items.

The primary application of dairy-based products in snack foods is for seasonings, because they enhance the flavor and appearance of the snacks. Cheese powder and dairy-based preparations of many formulations are used as seasonings. They constitute significant sales to the snack food industry.