Long-chain omega 3 (EPA and DHA) are a class of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that are less saturated than other omega 3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA cannot be synthetized in the body, or derive from the consumption of other omega 3 fatty acids. We therefore need to obtain them from our diet. It is for this reason that they are essential.
EPA and DHA are found in fish, shellfish or fish oils and in products coming from algae fermentation. ROPUFA® is a full range of highly refined and stabilized marine oil products available as oils, powders and emulsions.
ROPUFA® products are manufactured to the highest production standards. They lead the market in terms of their purity, stability and sensory profile. The ROPUFA® family can therefore be used even in the most challenging applications.
Today our ROPUFA® can be found in milk and dairy products, fats and oils, dietary supplements, soft gel capsules, bakery goods, juices, baby foods and instant beverages.
Advantages of ROPUFA® omega-3
Market research indicates that consumers are increasingly aware of the healthy role that long chain omega 3 can play in their diets. However it is still very difficult to make fish oil easily palatable. At DSM we benefit from an improved process for the production of our ROPUFA® range. This new proprietary process allows us to offer a technically advanced set of ROPUFA® oils, powders and emulsions with market-leading properties of taste, stability and purity. Our innovative patented process has taken our leadership position to a new level. Not everybody enjoys eating fish, but thanks to ROPUFA®, they can now eat fish with less of the fishy, and enjoy the main benefits of omega 3.
Unique technology delivering unique benefits
DSM has over 22 years of experience in the production, application and technical knowledge of omega 3. As a result, the sensory and stability characteristics of our ROPUFA® products outclass those of competitors products. Unique elements of production process include:
Our patented system has been shown to bring better sensory characteristics to the ROPUFA® range. It removes additional pigments and gums, peroxides, heavy metals and pesticides. This unique system, which is available to no other fish oil producer in the world greatly improves the purity of the product.
Our patented deodorization process gives our ROPUFA® oils superb oxidation stability over time. It is particularly gentle and does not thermally damage the oil, but at the same time it is highly efficient. This helps to keep the oils fresh and prevents the formation of unpleasant smelling molecules.
Three component antioxidant system
Our patented antioxidant cocktail ensures that our ROPUFA® oils keep fresh for the entire shelf life, thereby guaranteeing optimal performance in the final applications. This is a further assurance of long shelf life and superior performance.
Advanced packaging system
Our advanced packaging system utilizes some further precautionary steps to ensure that all products are not further exposed to oxygen so that shelf life and stability can be maximized.
A low fast score
FAST (Fatty Acid Smell and Taste) is a DSM developed, automated analytical method that monitors the taste and smell of our ROPUFA® products after production. This innovative index is more reliable than the traditional, subjective taste panels that are usually used. As it is extremely sensitive, it can pick up minuscule errors and changes.
DSM manufactures and sells under the trade name ROPUFA® a range of PUFA in the form of highly refined, vegetable and marine oils, powders and emulsions. These are presented under the umbrella of our Quality for Life™ seal of excellence.
Quality for Life™ is the mark of quality, reliability, traceability and sustainability. It means you are getting the very best ingredients, you know where they come from and you can depend on their safe source. It also symbolizes our commitment to our environment, our business partners, our people and the regulatory framework that governs our operations.
ROPUFA® products are manufactured to the highest production standards. They lead the market in terms of their purity, stability and sensory profile. The ROPUFA® family can therefore be used even in the most challenging applications. We now have an omega-3 form for nearly all food and supplement applications. Today, our ROPUFA® can be found in milk and dairy products, fats and oils, dietary supplements, soft gel capsules, bakery goods, juices, baby foods and instant beverages.
Our ROPUFA® emulsion is the best performing for dairy applications. Our ROPUFA® forms for infant nutrition, on the other hand, undergo such rigorous microbiological testing that customers can also make dry blends with them. In fact, all of our ROPUFA® forms for infant nutrition are based on natural triglycerides.