, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 39–45 | Cite as

Health benefits of whey proteins

  • Ranjan Sharma
  • Nagendra Shah


Whey proteins have been recognized as a source of nutrients for decades and recent advances in analytical and biochemical techniques have helped characterize their bioactive potentials. Several bioactive peptides are released by proteolysis during gastrointestinal digestion or fermentation by proteolytic microorganisms. A number of commercial whey protein isolates and whey protein hydrolysates have found applications in functional foods, sports, infant foods and nutraceuticals. This review will highlight various whey based products and their health benefits.

Key words

Whey proteins Whey protein isolates Whey protein concentrates Bioactive peptides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan Sharma
    • 1
  • Nagendra Shah
    • 2
  1. 1.OzScientific Pty LtdMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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