Omega-3 oils for heat-treated applications
Frutarom USA has developed a source of omega-3 fatty acids claimed to outperform traditional omega-3 oils by providing improved flavour and shelf stability in heat-treated applications.
Alina is a patented plant source of omega-3 fatty acids from Salvia seed and is derived through a natural extraction process. It has a more neutral flavour profile, allowing for fortification without negative taste or texture impact and offers greater stability in a wide range of products such as health drinks, says the company.
While there are other vegetable sources of omega-3, such as flaxseed, canola (rapeseed) and walnuts oils, these sources are less stable toward oxidation.
Alina's odourless, neutral flavour and allergen-free qualities makes it ideal for children's formulations.