An Exploratory Research for Development of Korean Protein Bar -Analysis on Labeling of Commercial Protein Bars in Korea and USA-

한국형 단백질 바 개발을 위한 탐색적 연구 -한국과 미국의 시판 단백질 바의 라벨 분석을 중심으로-

  • 김경남 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 오지은 (이화여자대학교 신산업융합대학) ;
  • 조미숙 (이화여자대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.15
  • Accepted : 2018.02.24
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The purpose of this study was to analyze the labeling of commercial protein bars in Korea and USA to develop Korean protein bars. Furthermore, we compared protein contents of products with daily protein intake, DRI, and AMDR. The protein bars were sampled in off- and on-line markets of both countries, with 17 in Korea and 113 in the US. As the results, since US products have bigger than one serving size than Korean ones, the intake of overall nutrients is higher, especially protein and sodium. Protein contents (per 100 g) of products in US were higher than those of Korea. The highest protein was soy protein isolate (SPI) in Korea and whey protein isolate (WPI) in the US. This is thought to be influenced by the preference and familiarity of food according to the country. In conclusion, since there are difference in eating habits, intake and preference of the protein source, it is necessary to develop suitable protein bars for Koreans. Therefore, this research provides the baseline of protein bars for consumers to choose products.


Protein Bar;Exploratory Research;Analysis on Labeling;Food Contents


Supported by : 농림식품기술기획평가원


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