Fish Oil

The efficacy of herbal extracts on the structural stabilisation of fish oil encapsulation had not previously been evaluated. ©iStock

Sage extract could offer encapsulation benefits for omega-3: Study

By Gary Scattergood

Encapsulating omega-3 supplements with sage polyphenols and gum arabic could be a more healthy and economically viable option than techniques currently used, while also opening up the possibility of boosting protein intake, research from India suggests.

Researchers claim the global supply of EPA and DHA could be upped by 25% or even doubled through by-product use. ©iStock/PhotoShoppin

Better by-product use could increase EPA-DHA supply by 25%

Mapping the future supply of fish oil

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Researchers from the University of Stirling have used FAO data to map the future use of fishery by-products in the production of marine ingredients like omega-3. They found an overall increasing trend in the amount of fishmeal and fish oil being obtained...

Fish oil demand fpr direct human consumption was 92.7 kilo tons in 2014, says market research firm Grand View Research. © iStock.com / stocksnapper

Europe fish oil market worth €630m in 2014

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European fish oil market accounted for $0.69bn (€0.63bn) of the global $2.25bn (€2.04bn) market in 2014, according to a market report from Grand View Research.

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NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

By Hank Schultz

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the omega-3s space. A new test method being brought to market by the company OmegaVeritas...

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An Update on the Quality of Australian and New Zealand Products

Omega-3 fish oil products and responding to a flawed research study

By Terri Albert, Kevin Krail, Lalen Dogan, Peter D Nichols and Andrew Sinclair

How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement, and, in the opinion of many experts, the research is flawed?

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