Technological Benefits Associated with the Use of Spray-Dried Animal Plasma in Fish-Based Chunks for Canned Pet Food

Fish and fish by-products are used for their nutritional value, supplying quality protein in pet foods. However, handling, processing, and storing these raw materials can present challenges in maintaining their technological properties.

A recent study has highlighted spray dried animal plasma (SDAP) as an innovative binder that revolutionizes pet food formulations, particularly those featuring fish and fish by-products. The study assessed SDAP’s efficacy as a binder in fish by-product recipes for chunks in gravy, yielding remarkable findings. Incorporating SDAP significantly enhanced key parameters such as consistency, elasticity, cohesiveness, chewiness, and juiciness of the final wet products.

Whether crafting recipes with a 35% content of mixed salmon and tuna by-products or experimenting with a 4% salmon by-product, SDAP emerges as a game-changer. Its inclusion demonstrated positive linear effects on most technological parameters, showcasing its versatility and effectiveness in elevating the overall quality of wet pet food products.

Furthermore, beyond its performance benefits, plasma boasts a highly positive environmental impact. Plasma offers a sustainable protein alternative with a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Embracing plasma as an ingredient not only enhances product quality but also fosters a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

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