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What is Pro Mix®

Our Pro Mix® line of products includes over 150 dairy and non-dairy based ingredients for use in a wide range of applications.  In most applications, the traditional dairy commodities, nonfat dry milk, dried buttermilk, dried whole milk, cream powder, and cheese are naturally over-engineered for the applications in which they are being used.  Our Pro Mix® product line incorporates only the essential nutrients and functional attributes to your application so you can save money, without sacrificing quality.

Many of our Pro Mix® products have been formulated for specific applications.  We are by no means limited to any specific ingredient, or finished product.  We produce a wide range of dried, co-dried, and dry-blended products.  It would be our pleasure to develop a product for you that would meet your specification and cost objectives.

What standard commodities does Pro Mix replace?

Nonfat dry milk powder, dried buttermilk powder, dried whole milk powder, cream powder, milk protein concentrate, sweetened condensed whole milk, sweetened condensed skim milk, cheese, sour cream, and yogurt.

What is Nonfat Dry Milk Powder?

Nonfat Dry Milk Powder is typically made by spray drying liquid nonfat-skim milk.  Pasteurized nonfat milk is typically spray dried in a low pressure chamber where the water is evaporated leaving behind fine particles of nonfat dry milk powder, often called dry nonfat milk, nonfat dry milk solids, dried nonfat, and nonfat milk powder.

Alternatively, nonfat dry milk powder can also be manufactured by drum drying and in that process, the liquid skim milk – nonfat is applied to the surface of a heated drum and the nonfat milk powder is then scraped off by knives.  Nonfat Dry Milk powder manufactured by this process tends to have a cooked flavor, due to the increased carmelization of the milk sugar (lactose) that occurs in this process.

What are Nonfat Dry Milk Powder replacers and substitutes?

Nonfat dry milk powder products, replacers, and substitutes (NFDM) manufactured by All American Foods, are designed for use in a wide variety of high heat nonfat (NFDM), medium heat nonfat (NFDM) and low heat nonfat (NFDM) applications.  Traditional nonfat dry milk powders contain fixed levels of nutrients and are therefore often naturally over-engineered for most applications.  For over 25 years, Pro Mix® powdered dairy ingredients have been developed specifically for each application and contain only the essential nutrients and functional attributes needed for each application.

What is Buttermilk Powder?

Buttermilk Powder is typically made by spray drying liquid buttermilk.  Pasteurized buttermilk is typically spray dried in a low pressure chamber where the water is evaporated leaving behind fine particles of powdered buttermilk solids, often called dry buttermilk, dried buttermilk, spray dried buttermilk, sweet cream buttermilk, buttermilk product, dry buttermilk product and buttermilk solids.

Alternatively, buttermilk powder can also be manufactured by drum drying and in that process, the liquid buttermilk is applied to the surface of a heated drum and the dried buttermilk powder is then scraped off by knives.  Dried buttermilk powder manufactured by this process tends to have a cooked flavor, due to the increased carmelization of the milk sugar (lactose) that occurs in this process.

What are Dry Buttermilk Powder replacers and substitutes?

Dried buttermilk powder products and replacers (SCBM) manufactured by All American Foods, are designed for use in a wide variety of sweet cream buttermilk (SCBM), high acid buttermilk and cultured buttermilk applications.   These Pro Mix® ingredients continue to allow wholesome ingredients such as buttermilk to remain a reassuring presence on food labels.  Typical buttermilk powders contain fixed levels of nutrients and are therefore often naturally over-engineered for most applications.  For over 25 years, Pro Mix® powdered dairy ingredients have been developed specifically for each application and contain only the essential nutrients and functional attributes needed for each application.

What is Whole Milk Powder?

Whole Milk Powder is typically made by spray drying liquid whole milk.  Pasteurized whole milk is typically spray dried in a low pressure chamber where the water is evaporated leaving behind fine particles of whole milk solids, often called dry whole milk, dry milk solids, dried whole milk, and spray dried whole milk powder.

Alternatively, whole milk powder can also be manufactured by drum drying and in that process, the liquid whole milk is applied to the surface of a heated drum and the whole milk powder is then scraped off by knives.  Whole Milk Powder manufactured by this process tends to have a cooked flavor, due to the increased carmelization of the milk sugar (lactose) that occurs in this process.

What are Dry Whole Milk Powder replacers and substitutes?

Whole milk powder products and replacers (WMP) manufactured by All American Foods, are designed for use in a wide variety of applications that utilize dry whole milk powders (WMP).  Traditional whole milk powder products contain fixed levels of nutrients and are therefore often naturally over-engineered for most applications.  These Pro Mix® ingredients, including our High Fat Powders and whole milk substitutes (WMP), continue to allow wholesome dairy ingredients to remain a reassuring presence on food labels.

What can Pro Mix® do for my company?

Pro Mix® can save you money without sacrificing quality. It also often improves desired functionality attributes not commonly available from standard commodities.

Why should I buy dry ingredients?

Drying is man’s oldest preservation method.  Drying reduces moisture content and lowers water activity (bacteria growth) in perishable products, there by prolonging shelf life and adding value. Compared to products produced with other preservation methods, dehydrated products have almost unlimited shelf life and substantially lower transportation, handling, and storage costs.  In the United States, they provide opportunities for maximum convenience, flexibility and economics as industrial and food service ingredients, whereas in other countries they are also frequently consumer products, as well.

Do you offer agglomerated ingredients? 

We often process products that offer agglomerated properties when this adds value to the user.  Don’t hesitate to talk with our technical staff if your systems require agglomerated properties.

Discover our Manufacturing Services Capabilities

Do you offer customized processing and packaging?

We offer customized processing and packaging services and our capabilities include the processing of dried and co-dried products that often incorporate liquids such as colors, fats and oils.  Our customers are assured of the highest level of confidentiality with regard to proprietary formulations and processing procedures.  Contact us for custom processing of your ingredients.

Do you only process dry ingredients?

We process a wide range of dried and co-dried ingredients.  Our processing regularly incorporates liquids. We have a wide range of experience processing liquid ingredients such as oils, flavors and colors.  These processing capabilities often decrease the processing steps for the user and therefore increase productivity.

What are your packaging capabilities?

We currently package hundreds of products in sizes ranging from 10 pound to 2,500 pound bulk units. Our packaging versatility offers non-standard sized packages that often eliminate the need for partial weigh-ups at the point of usage and this service typically minimizes handling which can consistently provide major cost savings.  Packaging Capabilities Include:  Multiwall PBOM Heat Sealed Bags of most sizes, Bulk Units, Drums and Boxes. If you’re presently handling a number of ingredients and looking for cost and labor-saving benefits, All American Foods can develop a proprietary product with customized packaging especially for you.