July | August Feature heading: Lipids Feature title: Marine phospholipids
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with the company’s dioxin extraction plant in Esbjerg. The new plant has started the production of marine phospholipids in August 2008 and TripleNine expects great market potential for this new product. First generation of the product will have a content of approximately 40 percent phospholipids and approximately 30 percent of EPA and DHA. The European Union and the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries have supported the project of marine phospholipids.
A new generation of omega-3 lipids with a broader spectrum of health bene ts. - High DHA contents, preferably in easily digestible and highly bio available form for aquaculture use. - Numerous bene ts on improving the immune response, better weight gain and physical conditions of land animals.
- A new generation of omega-3 lipids
The recently built extraction capabilities to remove dioxin from fishmeal at TripleNine in Esbjerg, Denmark, will allow the factory to produce not only clean fishmeal and fish oils, but also a new generation of fishmeal-derived polar lipids, the so-called phospholipids
phospholipids production facility
Production of marine phospholipids has started
TripleNine Fish Protein has invested DDK 20 million (US$3.8 million) in establishing a plant that makes it possible to extract phospholipids from fishmeal and fish oil. It is built in connection
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by Hans Otto Sørensen, TripleNine Fish Protein a.m.b.a
hat are phospholipids and what is the difference between marine phospholipids and marine oils? Phospholipids act as natural emulsifiers and as such facilitate and ease the digestion and absorption of fatty acids, cholesterol and other lipophilic nutrients. Marine phospholipids have many benefits over fish oils, as they are much more resistant to oxidation (rancidity), have much higher contents of the physiologically important long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, provide these fatty acids with much better bio availability and have a much broader spectrum of health benefits for both animals and humans. Compared with triglycerides (oils), marine phospholipids provide a highly synergistic approach to combining the positive effects of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids with excellent stability, perfect bioavailability and a much wider range of health benefits.
The consumption of fish species for which there is a high consumer demand such as salmon, trout, sea bass and halibut is increasing. Due to the high demand and limited natu-
ral stocks, much effort is spent on developing fatty acids, it is necessary to cultivate the cost effective aquaculture methods for farmorganisms in the presence of enrichment ing such species. It has proved particularly compositions with high DHA contents, problematic to secure a high survival rate preferably in easily digestible, highly bio of the hatched larvae of the farmed species. available form, such as marine phospholipids. The aquaculture industry’s main problem is Enrichment of daily feed and food with the difficulty of supplying live prey organisms, lipids rich in omega-3 fatty acids is an excelwhich provide nutritionally adequate feed for lent and necessary strategy to improve larvae. Larval fish in the wild environment the health of animals and humans and to consume a mixed population of phytoplankton prevent degenerative diseases. prey organisms that provide balanced nutrition. However, collecting phyto"By far the best and most efficient plankton in sufficient quantiway of helping to bring the omegaties to meet the demand in aquaculture is not feasible. As 6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio back an alternative, selected species into balance is to base a nutritional of prey organisms, in particular Rotifers and Artemia species programme on marine phospholipids" are currently cultivated and used as live feed. Generally however, such artificially cultiBy far the best and most efficient way of vated prey, although they provide adequate helping to bring the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty amounts of protein and energy, have a lipid acid ratio back into balance is to base this nutriprofile which does not adequately cover tional programme on marine phospholipids. the requirements for certain nutrients, Marine-derived fatty acids have been in particular DHA and EPA, which are shown to improve the immune response of essential for optimum survival, growth and young animals such as fingerlings and piglets, development of larvae. so that they were better able to resist the To provide prey organisms with such a challenges of bacterial endotoxins as well as composition of long-chain polyunsaturated stressful conditions.
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