The lactose-free product market is growing. More people find out that they are lactose intolerant, but also people who are not, discover the benefits of easy-to-digest lactose-free products. Some people buy these products to support a healthy digestion; others appreciate the characteristic sweet taste. Low lactose products are already a success in parts of Europe, North America, Latin America and Australia. Although there is hardly any growth in dairy consumption in these areas, consumption of lactose-reduced products is increasing. In many emerging economies lactose-free products are gaining popularity, especially since dairy consumption is increasing rapidly in these areas.
In addition to the growing world of lactose-free products consumers, new applications and other benefits of lactase help to develop the market even further, in current as well as less explored markets.
DSM has a long history in this market – Maxilact® has been available since 1978. The experience we have gained over this time can be used to help you to get the most out of your lactose-free products.