Lactose is a white colored, free flowing crystalline product, possessing a mildly sweet taste. Edible lactose is produced by crystalizing fresh sweet whey and then drying the crystals.
Lactose can be used as a source of dairy solids in confections, baked goods, soft drinks, infant foods, prepared dry mixes, and other dairy based products. Lactose can also be used as a standardizing ingredient, and carrier for flavors and colors as a sweetener.
|Analysis||Specification||Typical Range||Test Method|
|Lactose (%)||99.0 min||99.7 +/- 0.1||AOAC 982.14|
|Free Moisture (%)||.5 max||.15 +/- 0.05||SDMP 15.113|
|Ash (%)||.3 max||.15 +/- 0.05||AOAC 935.42|
|Total Protein (%)||.3 max||.15 +/- 0.05||AOAC 991.20, 930.29|
|pH||5.8-7.2||6.0 +/- .50||SMDP 15.022|
|Scorched Particles (mg/25g)||7.5mg/25g max||7.5 mg||SMDP 15.172|
|Fatty Acids in g||% of Total Fat/100g||mg/28g|
|Chain Length <16[/av_cell][av_cell col_style='']Less than 0.01 [/av_cell][av_cell col_style='']Less than 0.01 [/av_cell][av_cell col_style='']Less than 0.01 [/av_cell][/av_row] [av_row row_style=''][av_cell col_style='']Chain Length >16||0.150||100.00||42.00|
|Total Saturated Fatty Acids||.119||79.20||33.32|
|Total Monounsaturated Fatty Acids||0.03||20.80||8.40|
|Total Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Polyunsaturated/Saturated||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Omega-3/Omega-6||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Omega-6/Omega-3||Less than 0.01||Less than 0.01|
|Total Fat .15|
25 kg heat-sealed, multi-wall kraft bag with inner polyethylene bag liner.
1000 kg poly woven bag with inner polyethylene bag liner. Spouts on top and bottom, 4 loops for handling.
Storage and Shelf Life
Dried dairy products can absorb odors and moisture if not handled and stored in an adequate environment.
The shelf life with ideal storage conditions will be 18 months from the date of manufacture.
Recommended storage is less than 25° C and no more than 75% relative humidity.