The Optimal Omega-3 for Food
Current Omega-3 Environment
- Consumers are only getting 25% of the recommended amount of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, which include EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
- Today, heart healthy omega-3s are primarily derived from marine sources.
- Current omega-3 sources present taste and stability challenges.
- Globally, consumers lack everyday food choices that contain heart healthy omega-3s.
Despite these issues, double digit growth in omega-3 consumption is expected.
Source: Omega Fatty Acids: Trends in the Worldwide Food and Beverage Markets, 2nd Edition (Packaged Facts, January 2009
*Excluding Infant Formula
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