Simplesse is a dairy ingredient made from whey protein concentrate that's used as a fat substitute in low-calorie foods. It is extracted from egg whites and milk and allows calorie reductions close to 80 percent in contrast to foods that contain fat.
Simplesse is functional in severe conditions, such as low pH, retort and high shear processing. It is sold to food processors in dry powder form, and it can be labeled as whey protein concentrate, milk protein or dairy protein. It is used in ice cream, yogurt, salad dressing, coffee creamer and cheese spread. In 1979, Simplesse began as a substance that gelled like egg white but crumbled like Styrofoam.