Fish oil has an important application in the animal feed industry (mainly aquaculture and poultry), where it is known to enhance growth, feed conversion rate (FCR) and increased resistance to diseases. Fish oil is one of the natural remedies for a number of health problems. It contains two of the most important omega 3 fatty acids that can be absorbed easily, EPA & DHA. These two fatty acids derived from fish oil are considered to be the protective elements for the body as they help in solving heart related problems, better brain functions and several other health benefitting factors.
Sardine fish oil contains around 20 % of EPA & DHA. Crude fish oil has undesirable substances present in varying amounts. These are removed by refining or processing to increase its usefulness as a starting material for the manufacture of industrial products. Chemically modified fish oils can be used in making industrial products such as protective coatings, leather chemicals, printing inks, lubricants and greases etc.
Necessity of Fish Oil for Human & Animal consuption
The fish oil being a good source of essential fatty acids shelters two important contents called EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). These two Omeg-3-fatty acid contents commonly having the PUFA nature decrease the cholesterol levels in the arteries and there by reduce the risk of heart disease. Fish oil also is found to be the cheap source of vitamin A, D and E content. Fish oil supports the growth of animals at least equal to that of any other source of fat in the diet. All the members of essential fatty acids have shown growth promoting factors in animals.
Fish oil finds its application in feeds and also used for its medicinal value in pharmaceutical and scientific research areas. Fish oil also finds its application as drying oils, varnishes and also in paint industries. Further it is used as a greasing agent and also as water proofing agents.
Specification of Fish oil manufactured at King Fish Products Pvt Ltd. (within the BIS limits).
|Free fatty acid value
||Application in aqua feeds, Fish feeds and poultry feeds as the main ingredient
||1 % max
||145- 150 max
||15 % min
||6 % min