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Microalgae as a clean source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid for pet food

December 10 2020 - News

IQI Trusted Petfood_Microalgae as a clean source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid for pet food

The essential long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are highly beneficial for the health and well-being of cats and dogs. The most efficient and beneficial method to ensure sufficient inclusion levels of DHA and EPA in their diets is by supplying them directly via pet food. IQI’s white paper, ‘Microalgae as a clean source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acid for pet food’, goes into the specific benefits of certain species of microalgae, which are naturally rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acid.

In particular, microalgae grown under controlled conditions through heterotrophic fermentation offer a fully traceable, sustainable, clean and high-quality source of DHA long-chain omega-3 fatty acid – with a higher concentration of these omega3s and lower levels of heavy metals and other contaminants compared to salmon oil or fish oil. Adding these microalgae also covers EPA supply needs, because the DHA can be retro converted by the animal into EPA.

IQI is a global partner to the pet food industry that specializes in premium pet food ingredients. IQI offers dedicated solutions for the entire process from sourcing ingredients to warehousing, quality checks and improvement, logistics and distribution. One of our key ingredients is AlgaPrime, a traceable, sustainable, clean, high-quality algae DHA with a consistent high omega-3 content.
IQI’s whitepaper about long-chain omega-3 fatty acid from algae is available at:

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