Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vegetable fed salmon yields healthy fat

Vegetable ingredients can replace much of the fish proteins and fish oil used in conventional feeds for farmed salmon and salmon trout without sacrificing the health benefits of consumer products.

AquaMax, a large international research project with strong Norwegian participation, has studied the effects on the nutritional benefits of fish raised on a diet that substitutes vegetable feed ingredients for some of the marine ingredients.

The AquaMax researchers conclude that fully 70 percent of the fish oil and 80 percent of the marine proteins in conventional feed can be replaced with vegetable ingredients without any adverse effect on fish health. Vegetable ingredients can replace much of the fish proteins and fish oil used in conventional feeds for farmed salmon and salmon trout without sacrificing the health benefits of consumer products. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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