Apr 16

How to Optimize Your Omega-6: Omega-3 Ratio

How to Optimize Your Omega-6: Omega-3 Ratio
Functional foods have become a hot topic in the food industry due to the push for healthier food products on supermarket shelves. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a functional food is defined as “A food that provides additional health benefits that may reduce disease risk and/or promote good health.” In short, functional foods provide added value to the consumer – more health benefits in each bite.

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Jan 28

What if All Our DHA Needs Could be Contained in Just One Egg?

What if All Our DHA Needs Could be Contained in Just One Egg?

Becky Timmons and DHA-Enriched Eggs

Becky Timmons, Alltech's Director of Quality Assurance and Applications Research, shares some information about DHA-enriched eggs.

We are out at the International Production & Processing Expo, commonly known as IPPE, this whole week! This year we're challenging attendees to ask, "What if?" For example, what if we could truly be antibiotic free? What if you could have 4 extra chicks, 5 extra eggs, and 99% livability? What if all of our DHA needs could be contained in just one egg?

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Jul 18

Connecting Farmers with Farmers

Connecting Farmers with Farmers

When a problem arises on the farm, there is a good chance that someone in the world has already faced that same challenge. With the world becoming more and more global, the opportunity for farmers to share and learn from one another has grown immensely. When a disease hits animal production in one country, they can often look to another country to see how they overcome that challenge. Many countries are attempting to model their production after other countries with successful methods. 

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Jun 12

Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Categories: Ag Future, Algae, Aquaculture
Are Algae the New Fish Oil?

Algae are an excellent source of energy and DHA, which is lately the cause of much attention. Microalgae that contain large quantities of high-quality EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids responsible for proper brain function and immunity health are being commercialized as sustainable alternatives to fish oil. The lipid content of microalgae can reach up to 70%, with high concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Specific strains have been found to contain a staggering 14% DHA.

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