European dairy cooperative Arla has developed a product make from filtered milk left over in the production of lactose-free products.
By upcycling this left-over milk, known as milk retentate, Arla says it is not only reducing food waste, but is able to produce a milk product at a lower price.
Branded ‘Klöver’, the product is a ‘completely new innovation’ in the milk category, the dairy cooperative claimed. “By making use of more parts from our milk production, we reduce food waste,” said category manager for milk at Arla Sweden Konrad von Otter.
Compared to Arla’s standard milk product, Klöver contains ‘a little less’ fat and protein, but an equivalent amount of calcium. Further, it has a ‘slightly longer’ shelf life, which the cooperative believes could help cut food waste in the home.
Von Otter continued: “This new Swedish milk drink has the same good taste as regular intermediate milk and fits just as well in pancakes as with meal drinks.”