What is Cheese analogues
Mama I want cheese paratha, cheese macaroni, baked cheese vegetable, is this how you always get the demanding foods from kids? Cheese is actually the most nutritious food for growing kids being excellent source of fermented milk protein. Fermented proteins are easy to digest and have more absorption abilities. Cheese is a fermented dairy protein.
As a food bio technologist I shall be glad to incorporate this food in everyday diet provided, it is made from milk!!!! Cheeses have been nutritionally rich provided it is made from Milk, proportionate fat and sodium level. Milk produced cheese was not sufficient to meet the consumption demand because of Poor shelf life, High storage charges, difficult processing methods, and milk availability on such large scale. That’s only possible on small scale production. Cheese alternative was most required innovation that would overcome all the above problems.
WHAT IS CHEESE ANALOGUE OR SUBSTITUTES?
Cheese substitutes or imitations may be generally defined as products which are intended to partly or wholly substitute or imitate cheese and in which milk fat, milk protein or both are partially or wholly replaced by non-milk-based alternatives, principally of vegetable origin.
Cheese analogues gained more importance firstly because the consumption of pizza pie increased, manufacturers found greater scope in manipulating constituents towards, nutritional, textural & economic ends, Cost factor was another influential point due to which lower income group ruled out the food, Short supply of milk in some parts of the world, Ever increasing interest in obtaining low calorie and low fat food.(H.P.Bachmann, 2001).