What is Whey?
Whether you are looking to boost the protein content of your morning smoothie or have spent time strolling down the health aisle of the grocery store, you have likely heard of whey protein.
Whey is one of two major proteins found in cow’s milk. Whey protein is produced during the process of making cheese, which begins when special enzymes are added to milk causing it to separate. The curds are used to make cheese, leaving behind whey protein in the liquid portion. This liquid whey is then pasteurized and dried into a powder for various uses like drink mixes, protein bars, and other foods.
Whey nutritional facts: One scoop (25 g) of whey protein powder-isolate contains 100 calories and 20 g of protein.