USA – The global food processing company has unveiled a new addition to its line of omega-3 product solutions, Onavita algal DHA powder which is an expansion of its health and wellness portfolio.
It joins a range of probiotics, vitamins, botanical extracts, nutritional oils designed to provide ingredient manufacturers with solutions that meet health and wellness needs of customers.
Onavita algal DHA powder can be used in a wide variety of dietary supplements and fortified food products such as nutritional bars and powdered beverages and provide vegan and allergen-free labeling options for food, beverage and supplement developers.
“Today’s health-conscious consumer is driving demand for functional products that support their personal health and wellness goals.
That’s why we’re excited to expand our product line of high-quality, sustainably sourced omega-3 ingredients to include yet another option for product developers who are seeking ingredients that help support cognitive, heart and eye health,” said Jen Hogan, business manager, Nutritional Oils.
The Onavita product line includes Onavita DHA algal oil, a high-quality, non-GMO algal-based omega-3, made in the U.S. and Onavita flaxseed oil, non-GMO flaxseed-based oil that provides an omega-3 ALA element that’s essential for optimal human growth and development.
Omega-3s are vital for proper cell function and credited with powerful benefits for the brain and body, including cognitive development, and heart and eye health in every stage of life for humans.
ALA is the essential omega-3 which must be obtained through diet, since it is not produced by the body.
DHA is derived from ALA in the body, but scientific experts believe dietary consumption of DHA is also important.
Onavita algal DHA powder can be used in a wide variety of dietary supplements and fortified food products, such as nutritional bars and powdered beverages and provide vegan and allergen-free labeling options for food, beverage and supplement developers.
ADM introduced Onavita DHA Algal Oil into the market last year in a continued commitment to provide product developers the solutions they need to create better-for-you consumer-preferred products.
Its application ranges from traditional supplements, gel caps & gummies to toddler nutrition, beverages & dairy products.
In June, the company expanded its capabilities in in health and wellness by acquiring Probiotics International, a U.K.-based provider of probiotic supplements for human, pet, and production-animal use.