Human Nutrition

Dairy Products

Dairy products range from traditional yogurts to modern milk-based desserts. Additionally, local dairy specialties have a strong appeal among consumers. We supply our customers with a wide range of health and functional ingredients to improve nutritional profiles and consumer well-being.

Dairy products are part of the diet of many cultures worldwide. They come in plenty of different types and are made from various types of milk, such as cow milk, goat milk or buffalo milk. Dairy products are said to have a positive health impact, since they provide many nutrients that are essential to the human body.

BASF supports dairy producers with a wide range of health ingredients used for fortification and improvement of nutritional profiles of all kinds of dairy products. For instance, our Vegapure® phytosterols contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. 2–3g phytosterols per day has been shown to be the most effective and safe dose. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of omega-3 fatty acids. Dry n-3® powder and omega-3 oil both enrich the nutritional profile of milk and yoghurt, rounded out by our vitamin range. With our carotenoids (e.g. apocarotenal or Lucarotin®) dairy producers can color their milk-based beverages and yogurts from yellow over orange to orange-red.


  • We have more than 150 years experience in the dietary supplements, food and beverage industries.
  • We have developed premium product ranges of food performance ingredients as well as health ingredients and colorants for the food industry.
  • We support our customers and partners with technical application services and product development as well as tailor-made training in our eight globally linked Application Labs.
  • We meet the highest regulatory and quality requirements with our products.

Our range of premium whipping agents, Lamequick®, optimizes all kinds of milk based ready-to-eat desserts such as mousses, aerated creams or puddings.

Disclaimer: Specific regulations in the respective countries on the ingredients used, for the intended use and claims made on the final product have to be observed.

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