ASHDOD, ISRAEL — Solbar Industries Ltd. has launched Solpro 958QS, a calcium-fortified soy protein isolate that is stabilized and ready for use in pH neutral beverages. The ingredient was developed in cooperation with Purac, based in The Netherlands.

"This unique formulation solves all of the typical issues faced by ready-to-drink manufacturers, eliminating precipitation, chalkinesss or gritty mouthfeel, protein coagulation, and non-homogenous calcium distribution," said David Kraus, global applications manager for Solbar Industries.

Ashdod-based Solbar Industries officially will launch Solpro 958QS at Fi Europe in Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 17-19. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to taste neutral pH beverages with Solpro 958QS, including a beverage also fortified with vitamin D and another beverage with higher calcium levels than cow’s milk.

"The original idea was to create a one-ingredient solution that achieves perfect stabilization, a high nutritional profile and still very tasty," said Gary Brenner, vice-president of marketing and development for Solbar Industries. "We believe we have achieved all of our goals and are ready to go to market."