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Unlocking Next Generation Protein Enhancement 

Fonterra's breakthrough whey protein concentrate revolutionises cultured products.

November 09, 2023


Fonterra's Probiotics redefine gut, brain, and skin health 

Fonterra has long been at the forefront of innovation in dairy science and nutrition. At the heart of this innovation lies the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

October 17, 2023


Fast-tracking probiotic potential

Fonterra is taking another step in leveraging its expertise in probiotics by partnering with APC Microbiome Ireland, a world-leading Science Foundation Ireland research centre that is focused on harnessing the power of the microbiome for the health and wellbeing of people and planet.

October 03, 2023


Broad-spectrum phospholipids reduce stress in healthy adults

Dr. Maher Fuad, a well-respected research clinician at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre (FRDC), is preparing to unveil ground breaking discoveries regarding the impact of Nutiani Phospholipids [sourced from milk fat globule membrane (MFGM)] supplementation on psychological well-being.

June 14, 2023


Why is butter yellow? 

We answer all your important butter-related questions. Why is butter from New Zealand yellow? The yellow-orange colour of New Zealand butter is perfectly natural. A natural pigment, beta-carotene, provides this yellow colour.

May 03, 2023


Digestive wellness and the power of probiotics

Our gut is often referred to as our second brain. It’s why we get a ‘gut feeling’ about something when we’re making difficult decisions or those butterflies in our stomach when we’re nervous.

April 21, 2023


Why is milk white?

It’s a tough question, so here’s one of our experts to explain the answer. Fonterra’s Principal Research Scientist, Sheelagh Hewitt, says it all comes down to how milk reflects light.

April 13, 2023


Milk and your immune system – Good Together

Is it possible to boost your immune system? What if you improve your diet? Make other lifestyle changes in the hope of producing the best immune response? How can dairy help?

April 05, 2023


Bringing the New Zealand flavour to the world’s largest food and beverage event

At the end of February, Fonterra showed up at Gulfood in Dubai, the world’s largest food and beverage event – to showcase our fantastic range of products to the world.

March 20, 2023