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Sustainable and nutritional
seaweed from the ocean
For centuries seaweed has been consumed in Asia and large Japanese communities in
California and Hawaii. But over the years seaweed is gaining in popularity in the Western
world thanks to the potential health benefits, for both humans and animals.
Consumer health and nutrition are becoming increasingly
influential in the food industry, thus seaweed is gaining
in popularity, and associated product development is
evolving. Seaweeds are macroalgae; subclassified as brown
(phaeophyte, a common example species of which is kelp or
wakame ), red (rhodophyta or commonly known as laver, and
example of which is nori) or green (chlorophyta, a commonly
species of which is ulva or sea lettuce), some of which are
edible. To date, seaweed as a 'whole-food' has been added
to pasta, bread, and processed and low fat meats.
Benefits of seaweed for humans
The nutritional profile of seaweed can offer a rich addition
to the human diet. The rich mineral and trace element
content of seaweed compared to terrestrial foods can
impact negatively on its organoleptic characteristics.
However, it has been shown to be acceptable to consumers
when baked into breads up to 5% and added to pasta
up to 10%. Seaweed is also high in fibre and contains
many other potentially 'bioactive' compounds. Collectively,
it suggests that seaweed may be successfully combined
into acceptable food products to potentially enhance their
nutritional quality.
Production and sustainable supply
Seaweeds can be harvested all around the world. Roughly
30% of our seaweeds at IQI come from cold European
waters, and 70% from warm Asian waters. In order to have
the best benefits for pets a blend of various seaweeds is
required. But many of the seaweeds in the blend are not
available as such on the market. The supply chain had to be

SEAWEED COMPONENTS AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR

developed. Most of the supply of fresh seaweed is obtained
from local fishermen. As such, these local fishermen can
obtain extra income and create a sustainable income.
All our seaweed is sun dried, blended based on a pet
specific formula and pelleted and crumbled in order to
increase specific density of the final product and improve
product handling. The facility handling our seaweeds is
GMP+ certified. On request organic seaweed can be
supplied.
Benefits of seaweeds for pets
When ingested by pets, there is an observed prebiotic
effect which is thought to be due to the high content of
polysaccharides. A prebiotic is; "a substance that is
selectively utilized by host microorganisms conferring health
benefits." The net effect of prebiotics is a
better balance of the gut microbiome and
HUMANS
reduced inflammation leading to improved
gut morphology (crypt/ villus maturity), and
nutrient absorption.
The benefits of seaweed:
* Improves gut balance and reduces harmful
bacteria which cause inflammation in the gut.
* Improves nutrient and mineral uptake.
* Improves regularity and firmness of stools.
* Positively effects physical condition and
satiety behavior.

WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PURE SEAWEED BLEND?
Feel free to contact IQI at: +31 (0) 341 563 279 | sales@iqi-petfood.com | www.iqi-petfood.com


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Petfood Industry - June 2019
Contents
Why newer pet food formats like freeze dried are rising
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Insect protein key to Entoma Petfood’s innovation
Decline in dog breeders worries Japan pet food industry
How premiumization is driving pet food evolution
Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil
Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
The pet space: from online to omnichannel to omnimarket
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Why newer pet food formats like freeze dried are rising
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - News and Calendar
Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Insect protein key to Entoma Petfood’s innovation
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Decline in dog breeders worries Japan pet food industry
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - How premiumization is driving pet food evolution
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
Petfood Industry - June 2019 - 25
Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - The pet space: from online to omnichannel to omnimarket
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