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DSM Nutritional Products launches concentrated DHA powder for Infant Nutrition

Kaiseraugst, CH, 12 Mar 2010 12:00 CET

Leading nutritional ingredients producer DSM Nutritional Products is launching a new DHA-rich omega-3 powder for the infant nutrition sector. ROPUFA® '15' N-3 High DHA Powder S/SD is derived from natural tuna oil which contains DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), as well as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), the other important omega-3, at levels matched to human breast milk and ideally suited to infant formulas.

The new powder does not require flavors to mask the taste and has a balanced composition, meaning it satisfies the stringent demands of regulation and the infant nutrition industry. Despite the high DHA content, it does not give the typical off flavor caused by oxidation of the oil in the powder, a problem associated with many omega-3 products on the market. DSM’s position as the world leader in the formulation of sensitive ingredients, has enabled the creation of unique omega-3 powders which demonstrate exceptional resistance to oxidation and outstanding stability.

All DSM’s ROPUFA powders disperse easily in water and are readily absorbed in the gastrointestinal environment. These characteristics make ROPUFA '15' N-3 High DHA Powder S/SD an obvious solution to providing the necessary nutritional balance of omega-3 in baby milk formulas without adversely affecting the infants’ digestion. Its unique composition also makes it suitable for enriching hypoallergenic formulations.

Krijn Rietveld, Senior Vice President of DSM Nutritional Products and Head of the Nutrition Innovation Group, adds: “This latest addition to our ROPUFA omega-3 range recognizes the critical role DHA plays in infant development and the need for a higher intake. DSM’s R&D efforts in the infant nutrition sector have intensified to develop products that fulfil and surpass current requirements. We have already set a new industry standard with our baby food grade and are raising the bar once again with ROPUFA '15' N-3 High DHA Powder S/SD.”