Consumers pay ever more attention to the quality of a natural and balanced diet. Europeans may want food to start by providing a moment of pleasure, but that’s not enough. 70% of the French want simple products, 62% of Germans want natural products and 78% of the Spanish want healthy products*.
Because eating well means growing up well and maintaining your health capital, Savencia Fromage & Dairy produces natural products from carefully-selected, high-quality ingredients. The group invests in advanced technology to improve the nutritional profile of its products, whilst maintaining their taste and texture.
* Source : Responsible consumption figures for 2016.
The raw material for cheese, milk is a source of many nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body. By promoting calcium binding to bones at all ages, it regulates growth in the young and helps prevent osteoporosis in older people.
Cheese deserves its place in a healthy, balanced diet. Rich in protein, minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and zinc, as well as vitamins and trace elements, it is one of the three dairy products that nutritionists in France have recommended should be eaten every day as part of the National Health Promotion Program (PNNS).
This is the recommended daily portion. Depending on the type of cheese, this represents between 20 and 33% of the recommended daily amount of (RDA) calcium and 12 – 15% of protein.
When eaten in moderation, butter provides many health benefits. 100% natural, it is a source of vitamin A, key for healthy eyesight, and vitamin D, which enables calcium to bind to bones.
From 2007, the labelling of dairy products changed in France.
It no longer gives the percentage of fat in the dry extract (the “dehydrated” product) but in the finished product as eaten. So, a Camembert previously labelled as “45% fat” actually only contains 21% as now indicated on the packaging. Depending on the type of cheese, a 30g serving contains between 0 and 9g of fat content.
VERY LOW LACTOSE CONTENT IN CHEESE
Almost all lactose present in milk is either eliminated upon draining or converted into lactic acid during the curdling or maturing phases. Soft cheeses, such as Camembert, Coulommiers and Caprice des Dieux, and hard cheeses like Emmental and Fol Epi have a lactose content of virtually zero. Fresh cheeses contain between 2 and 3%.
Nudging for good
To help consumers adopt more responsible dietary habits, the Group has implemented its Nudge for Good program. Caprice des Dieux has won the Health Excellence Awards prize at the 2017 Nudge Awards for En Cas de Caprice. Its log-like shape and strippable shell allow consumers to visualize the appropriate amount to eat. They thus have a better feel for the ideal-sized portion and can optimize their daily consumption.
ORGANIC PRODUCE IS THRIVING!
Rigorous selection of ingredients of quality, production in Germany of GMO-free milk, development of new organic recipes free from artificial flavorings and preservatives… by constantly innovating to provide the best of what cheese and milk can give.
Thus, Söbbeke, the German market leader for fresh organic dairy products, makes exclusive use of organic raw materials for its range of 100% organic yogurts, containing neither flavorings nor preservatives. For its part, Modilac, an infant formula specialist, reap the benefits of environmentally-friendly agriculture to babies and infants with Modilac Bio, manufactured in France and free from palm oil.
Whether for a quick snack or a light meal, snacking is gaining ground worldwide. 52% of consumers surveyed snack for breakfast, 43% for lunch and 40% for dinner*.
To meet this consumer demand, the Milkana brand takes many forms elsewhere. Milkana rolls out with the “Tolle Rolle” in Germany, becomes a savory stick in Egypt or Haiti, and is appreciated in China in little round shells. Always proposed in practical and playful packaging, these healthy and natural snacks are well suited to children’s tastes and nutritional needs.
In France, P’tit Louis offers Escargolo, a cheese morsel, with neither preservatives nor additives that can be easily taking everywhere.
* Source: Nielsen snacking survey.
In France, 70% of consumers say they want to reduce their consumption of meat. Cheese is a perfect alternative replacing meat for the heart of the meal. Cheese is easy to prepare and fit perfectly for a balanced meal.
Look for inspiration and recipes on the quiveutdufromage.com portal.
Savencia Fromage & Dairy consists of two complementary divisions that are both built on adding value to dairy resources.