IRVINE, Calif.Nutegrity has partnered with Oceans Omega LLC to add an aqueous omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)delivery system to its line of omega-3 ingredients for dietary supplement, food and beverage applications. Oceans Omegas patented technology creates a highly purified translucent emulsion, which is taste neutral, virtually odorless, shelf-stable, and can be utilized to fortify clear beverages, beverage enhancers, gels, liquid supplements and gelatin-based products.
“Through our partnership with Oceans Omega, we are able to offer our clients an ingredient solution for the delivery of omega-3s in products such as enhanced waters or liquid nutritional shots," said Terry Olson, president of Nutegrity.
The water-soluble omega-3 emulsion, commercialized as OTEC 250CL-K, has been designed to seamlessly integrate into most common beverage manufacturing techniques, including hot-fill, pasteurization, cold-fill and carbonation. The emulsion integrates Nutegrity’s line of vertically integrated fish-oils, which are sourced from sustainable fisheries. OTEC 250CL-K has generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status and is kosher certified.
“Our emulsions help satisfy the growing demand for omega-3 fatty acids in the daily diet of average consumers, especially of children and the aging population," said Volker Berl, CEO of Oceans Omega. “Through our patented delivery system, consumer goods companies can now achieve non-refrigerated, shelf-stable food and beverage products fortified with omega-3 fatty acids."
Last month, Nutegrity released an organic cocoa extract called CocoaNol.
To learn more about this aqueous omega-3 delivery system, please visit Nutegrity at SupplySide West booth 23113.