Good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle has a significant contribution in giving more life to years, particularly in managing decline and minimizing loss of function. As such, consumers are making day-to-day changes to their diets and lifestyle with long-term goals in mind. Omega-3 is a highly sought-after ingredient due to its extensive health benefits. The long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are especially abundant in fatty fish such as anchovies, sardines, tuna and other marine products. Humans do not synthesize significant amounts of EPA or DHA. Research supports that omega-3s are of high importance for the human body throughout life. They are essential for multiple body functions throughout life stages including conception, pregnancy, childhood, adulthood and old age.
Properties of Omega-3 fatty acids
- available in various grades as oils and powders
- superior shelf life
- excellent handling characteristics
- no offensive off-odors or off-tastes during preparation
- different EPA, DHA concentrations and also high-concentrated oils available
- NEW! vegan/vegetarian alternative sourced from algae available
- complies with highest quality standards and regulatory requirements
Applications of Omega-3 fatty acids
The Omega-3 Powders are produced with the unique encapsulation technology of BASF. These products are suitable for the fortification of basic food products, especially dairy based powder products. Omega-3 powders are particularly suitable for the fortification of baby food and maternal nutrition products.
The matrix is composed of sucrose, caseinate and corn starch. Due to the microencapsulated form, the products have an excellent stability; no refrigerated storage is needed and good organoleptic properties can be noticed. The dry powder leads to an easy homogenization with other powders; source of omega-3 fatty acids in BASF powder are marine oils.
BTC also offers you a vegetarian Omega-3 powder.
Our oils have an exceptional sensory profile and superior purity. Our carefully refined products provide consumers with the cleanest form of nutrients. Omega Oil TG Gold products offer various omega-3 concentrations and play an important role in providing a suitable base for omega-3 fortification in foods.
DHA Algal Oil and Omega Oil 0525 TG Gold offer specifically high DHA concentration and ARA Oil Gold is a source of arachidonic acid for early life nutrition.
Further specialty chemicals for food fortification
- Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
- Vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
- Vitamin B5 (Calcium D-Pantothenate)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Mixed carotenoids from algae source
- Plant sterols
BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium sized customers. Our product range covers selected speciality chemicals and performance polymers to a variety of industries as well as raw materials and additives for the pharma, food, animal nutrition and personal care industry.
Our solutions for the human nutrition industry cover health ingredients like vitamins, plant sterols, carotenoids, Omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid, besides others. As food additives we offer antioxidants, emulsifiers, whipping emulsifiers, baking enzymes, functional fat powders, and lipids.