DuPont Launches Versilk™ For Healthy and Delicious Yogurts Without Compromise

Versilk™ allows dairy and plant-based dairy alternative manufacturers to achieve high protein products with a clean taste, desirable texture and no off-flavors

WILMINGTON, Del, Dec. 7, 2020 – DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) today announced the North American launch of Versilk™, the latest in its range of enzymes to help yogurt and beverage manufacturers achieve optimal texture and taste in yogurts, drinkable dairy products and other drinkable fermented products. Manufacturers can achieve their label-friendly goals with this native enzyme, an easy-to-use processing aid.

Dairy and beverage makers have long struggled with formulation of high protein yogurts. Fortifying dairy or plant-based yogurt to reach higher protein content can result in increased thickness and bitter notes in the final product. 

This innovation is a viscosity-modulating enzyme for high protein applications, giving manufacturers a new way to deliver the desired viscosity, mouthfeel and taste profile that meets consumers’ needs for an indulgent product with health benefits. It allows manufacturers of dairy and plant-based yogurts to achieve up to 14 percent protein in the final product - a 30 percent increase over what is common today.

Versilk™ is also simple to implement into an established yogurt production, it is added with the cultures and can help deliver potential improvement to both flavor and fermentation time, depending on the protein base. It is versatile across many types of products.

“Versilk™ is the latest in our suite of solutions comprising enzymes, cultures, proteins and functional solutions. Together with our leading industry expertise, we can help manufacturers respond to market trends and deliver healthy and indulgent yogurt products to meet consumer demand,” said Clementina Dellomonaco, global product manager, Dairy Enzymes, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences.

Versilk™ is part of the DuPont™ Danisco® range of enzymes with a wide variety of producer and consumer benefits.

To learn more about Versilk™ and other DuPont dairy enzyme offerings, visit

About DuPont™ Danisco®
DuPont™ Danisco® is the brand for a range of ingredients that help provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food and beverages, dietary supplements and pet food. Through the work of the global network of food scientists and technologists in DuPont, the Danisco® range is supported by a uniquely broad spectrum of know-how across applications and processing.

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