LycoRed’s new vegetarian omega-3 is made from algae oil
LycoRed has launched a new vegetarian Omega-3 Lyc-O-Mega 10 AL.
The ingredient is free from fish odour and is produced from high-quality DHA algae oil, making it suitable for vegetarians.
LycoRed’s Lyc-O-mega 10AL is designed for the bakery and confectionary industries. The company says trials have been conducted in chocolates, crackers and bread.
The chocolate tablet (5 g), for example, contains 5 mg of DHA, which is 1/3 of the recommended daily consumption, without affecting its taste. LycoRed says its microencapsulation technology enables fortification of baked goods that traditionally could be fortified with omega-3.
This vegetarian form of Omega-3, unlike fish oil, has the advantage of being both sustainable and suitable for vegetarians and also for children who are more sensitive to taste.