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Reformulation of Petfood diets with AMN Pea Concentrates

Laura Gil Martens, Chief Nutritionist, R&D Manager, AM Nutrition

May 23, 2022 | AM Nutrition, Petfood

The post-Covid situation and the ongoing conflict in Europe have resulted into a limited availability of ingredients and a significant increase in raw material prices used by Petfood manufacturers. These facts strengthen the urgent need for finding alternative ingredients and for reformulation of diets.

The quality of ingredients and type of protein used in pet foods are very important factors for pet owners when considering selecting a diet. Protein is an essential nutrient which one requires great attention in terms of quality, quantity and indeed, sustainability. Sustainability has remarkably emerged in the consumer awareness. “The food that is good for our Pets, it should also be good for the planet”.

Pea concentrates represent excellent alternative ingredients in reformulation. Pea concentrates are clean label and sustainable sources of protein, starch and dietary fiber, as well as essential minerals and vitamins.

At the same time, the combined use of cereals and pea concentrate matches the amino acid profile in Petfood formulation. This is mainly due to peas are high in amino acid lysine and arginine while are low in sulfur containing amino acids, such as cysteine and methionine; while cereals such as rice, corn and wheat have higher content of sulfur containing amino acids and having a lower lysine content.

Please, contact us for information on reformulation of Petfood diets. We will be present at the Interzoo – meet us at booth #2-615 Hall 2!

Literature:
https://www.petfoodindustry.com/blogs/7-adventures-in-pet-food/post/10067-consumers-seeking-sustainability-in-foodpet-food-too

 

 

 

 

 

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