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rhizomes (roots) are harvested and the "fingers" are
Turmeric powder more effective
removed from the "mother" root. The mother root is saved
for pets?
for seed and the separated fingers are cured in hot water,
There are several nutraceutical studies with
then dried; and the outer layer is cleaned in a process
curcumin and modifications that have demonstrated
called "polishing" before being milled into a powder.
a pharmacological response in dogs, so the active
Turmeric is commonly considered a spice and is permitted
element seems to have an effect. However, the bigger
in pet food for use as a coloring additive. It provides a rich
question for pet food relates to turmeric powder rather
orange-yellow color that we commonly associate with
than purified curcumin extract.
French's mustard. It has also been used to color cheese, salad
Interestingly, in some animal studies, turmeric
dressing, butter and margarine. But it's probably best known
powder has been more effective than the extracts;
as the key component in curry powder, a spice palate used in
but bioavailability of the active element can be low.
Indian and Asian cuisine. In this capacity,
it has been used in food preparation for
centuries. Estimates for consumption by
humans in these regions puts daily intake
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at 2,000-2,500 mg/day without signs of
toxicity or adverse effect.
The active component in turmeric is composed of a
In human foods and supplements, it is recommended
variety of phenolic compounds and terpenoids. The most
that turmeric be taken with pepper (piperine) to aid
active are described as the curcuminoids, which include
bioavailability. Emulsifiers (e.g., lecithin) and (or)
curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.
vegetable oils may improve absorption. Further,
Curcumin contains antioxidant activity. It comprises about
preparation of turmeric powder can be modified to
2-8% of the turmeric and is responsible for the yellow color
enhance potency through enzymatic hydrolysis and
and flavor. For pharmacological purposes, curcumin is
(or) fermentation.
prepared by solvent extraction of the milled turmeric with
Digestibility, palatability or other acceptability
acetone or methanol, and then solids are filtered off and
measures for pet foods supplemented with turmeric
solvent is removed under vacuum. The resulting oleoresin is
have not been reported. Generally, pet food manucrystallized and then ground into a powder.
facturers are adding small amounts (0.05 to 0.25%) to

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Contents
Pet food supply chain risks include labor, animal welfare
Speaking of...
News and Calendar
I AND LOVE AND YOU pet food: success from human-pet bond
Pet food sustainability established beyond trend level
Vitamin supplementation: good things in small packages
Dissecting DCM: when dogs’ diets are incomplete, imbalanced
Petfood Forum Asia offers new business strategies, insights
Pet food changes coming in first AAFCO meeting of 2020
Turmeric: ancient spice may offer osteoarthritis relief in dogs, cats
Specialty vs. mass pet care buying trends in e-commerce age
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Pet food supply chain risks include labor, animal welfare
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - 5
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Speaking of...
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - CT3
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - CT4
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - News and Calendar
Petfood Industry - February 2020 - I AND LOVE AND YOU pet food: success from human-pet bond
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Pet food sustainability established beyond trend level
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Vitamin supplementation: good things in small packages
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Dissecting DCM: when dogs’ diets are incomplete, imbalanced
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Pet food changes coming in first AAFCO meeting of 2020
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Petfood Industry - February 2020 - Turmeric: ancient spice may offer osteoarthritis relief in dogs, cats
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