Darigold has expanded its milk portfolio in the US with the launch of ultra-filtered lactose-free milk.

Called Darigold FIT, the new product offers a similar taste to regular milk but contains 75% more protein and 40% less sugar. This is achieved through the dairy co-operative’s ultra-filtration process.

Darigold’s consumer products business senior vice-president Duane Naluai said: “The desire for high-protein, low-sugar food continues to increase, and we are thrilled to launch another product that provides healthy options for families.”

“The desire for high-protein, low-sugar food continues to increase.”

The new product will be packaged in 59oz cartons and 14oz bottles with a suggested retail price of $3.99 and $1.99 respectively.

Darigold FIT is currently available at Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway and Walmart stores across the country.

In January 2018, Darigold launched salted caramel milk to its Old Fashioned Milk product line. It is claimed to be produced using whole milk and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Seattle, Darigold is a marketing and processing subsidiary of the Northwest Dairy Association (NDA). It operates 11 processing plants throughout the Northwest region.

Darigold produces other dairy products such as cheese, butter and sour cream. Its products are distributed to retail, foodservice, commodity and speciality markets.

The company also offers FIT Chocolate, which also contains high protein and reduced sugar, as well as fewer ingredients than its competitors.