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The high-concentrate (90 percent) omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid can be incorporated into dietary supplements and functional foods and beverages.
Available in the form of an easy-to-swallow capsule or a liquid ‘shot’, the ingredient overcomes previous challenges for consumers to achieve the recommended daily intake of omega-3; one would have needed to consume multiple capsules or a hard-to-swallow ‘horse pill’.
Originating from a sustainable source of wild-caught sardine, the ingredient also fulfils current consumer demands for natural and sustainably sourced products.