Linseed increases Omega-3 in pigmeat
Swiss food producer Traitafina AG has succeeded in
increasing Omega-3 fatty acids in pigmeat.
In preparation for the Igeho (International Trade Fair for the Hotel Industry
and Gastronomy) from November 17-20 in Basel, the company presented its
so-called "SwissPrimGourmet" pigmeat which contains a higher amount of Omega-3
Linseed in pig feed mix
By adding a linseed concentrate
to the pigs' feed, the build up of Omega-3 fatty acids can be promoted. Fat in
milk, meat and eggs contains less Omega-3 fatty acids today than 50 years ago.
The reason for this decrease, according to Traitafina, is the increase in usage
of corn and grain in animal feed. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be created by the
human body, but are very important for good health as they help lower blood
pressure and improve blood flow.
â€¢ Igeho (in German)
â€¢ Traitafina AG
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