Calanus® Hydrolysate is a pure extract of gently processed Calanus finmarchicus, the most abundant marine zooplankter in the Norwegian Sea and “the natural starter feed” to marine fish. Calanus® Hydrolysate is an outstanding nutrient source and an excellent flavor enhancer in feed for aquatic animals and pet food.
Calanus finmarchicus differs from other marine organisms harvested today, both regarding its ecological adaptation and biochemical composition. It is therefore the source of novel products with unique properties, including Calanus® Hydrolysate which has been shown to be an ingredient with excellent properties for aquatic animals and pets.
At the University in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Calanus® Hydrolysate was compared to a standard pet food palatant. In a 13-dog study, Calanus® Hydrolysate was the preferred palatant (p < 0,001). Calanus® Hydrolysate will serve as an excellent palatability enhancer in premium pet food, treats, pet supplements and pharmaceuticals, even in very low inclusions.
In aquaculture, Calanus® Hydrolysate is a suitable ingredient in starter feed and specialty feed for marine fish and shrimp as it promotes growth and survival in early life stages.
- High digestibility
- Heat stable
- Highly soluble
- Excellent amino acid profile
- Low mineral content
- GMO free
- Pleasant marine flavour
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