PARAMEGA™: Natural Stabilisation of Pet Food Diets High in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Evolution of the Petfood Market

The growing demand for healthy, premium pet food products has prompted petfood manufacturers to source novel, label-friendly ingredients that support the demand for functional health claims. Oils and fats from plant and marine sources have become common ingredients. Increasing shelf life of pet food products that contain these polyunsaturated fatty acids with natural antioxidants has enabled pet food manufacturers to include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential to the overall health of pets.

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are valuable to the physiological function, cell function and cell membrane structure in companion animals. Also, these fatty acids help to aid immune function, skin health and coat health. The drawback, however, is that these highly unsaturated ingredients are prone to rapid oxidation. The challenge, then, is increasing shelf life of pet food products that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Challenges of enriching pet food products with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids:

  • Oxidative instability in the utilised ingredients
  • Ability of ingredients to survive the manufacturing process
  • Meeting petfood diet shelf-life objectives

PARAMEGA Natural Antioxidants for Pet Food Product Stability

The PARAMEGA portfolio of antioxidants are formulated to increase the shelf life stabilisation of a diverse variety of petfood ingredients and formulations. These natural antioxidant formulations are particularly effective in maintaining the oxidative stability of novel pet food diets that include challenging ingredients. Marine and vegetable based ingredients with high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are especially difficult to stabilise. The innovative PARAMEGA antioxidants make it possible for ingredient suppliers and petfood manufacturers to manage these challenging ingredients and ultimately broaden their ingredient options.

The Name Says It All

PARAMEGA translates to “for Omegas” and therefore the name reinforces the unique role these natural antioxidants play in stabilising ingredients and diets that include omega-3, omega-6 and other highly unsaturated fatty acids that promote improved nutrition. PARAMEGA offers an innovative solution for increasing shelf life of pet food products with natural antioxidants.

Kemin uses a vertically-integrated operational and supply-chain approach to produce the PARAMEGA product line of natural antioxidants, which are proven to extend the shelf life of pet food products that contain highly unsaturated fatty acids. The key to PARAMEGA is its unique blend of mixed tocopherols and vertically-integrated supply chain of botanically-sourced ingredients, which combine for increasing shelf life of pet food products containing highly unsaturated fatty acids.

PARAMEGA Features:

  • A blend of natural mixed-tocopherols and botanically sourced ingredients provide optimal stability for fats and oils high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
  • Protects the benefits of pet food diets enriched with highly unsaturated fatty acids
  • PARAMEGA provides a natural, approved solution for pet food products
  • Improved vertical integration and sustainability of raw materials
  • Non-GMO solution and other specialty formulas available upon request

Add PARAMEGA to the Mix

Kemin delivers a proven portfolio of innovative solutions that meet your changing formulation needs to stabilise fish, vegetable, and other polyunsaturated oils. As a preservative for pet food, PARAMEGA natural antioxidants provide a broad range of solutions that are effective throughout the entire pet food manufacturing process. That’s why leading ingredient suppliers and petfood manufacturers have trusted Kemin to meet their needs over the last three decades.

Contact your Kemin Sales Representative today to see how PARAMEGA can provide innovative natural shelf-life stability solutions that meet the growing consumer demand for natural and premium pet food and pet treats.

Also, by partnering with Kemin we will show you how our Product Application Department (PAD), Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) and Technical Services Team can provide value-added support to help you achieve your business goals.

*Natural here is defined by the 2011 European Pet Food Industry Federation Code of Good Labelling Practice for Pet Food.

**Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographical regions. Product labelling and associated claims may differ based upon local government requirements.

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