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E.U. - Extracting \'gold\' from fish and plant waste

New industrial processing techniques are enabling us to obtain valuable proteins, antioxidants and oils from salmon and rapeseed waste. These extracts can be used in health foods, nutritional supplements and skin care products.

March 11, 2015


New industrial processing techniques are enabling us to obtain valuable proteins, antioxidants and oils from salmon and rapeseed waste. These extracts can be used in health foods, nutritional supplements and skin care products.

The EU project APROPOS has had as its aim to demonstrate the value inherent in waste food resources which are currently used mostly for animal feed.
Researchers and industrial partnerships around the world have been developing new, industrial processing techniques. Using rapeseed and fish as their basic raw materials, they have succeeded in producing entirely pure fractions, free of organic solvents or additives. Such processes will ensure that valuable proteins, antioxidants and oils contained in waste fish and rapeseed raw materials are not discarded.

[Source: PhysOrg. Read article]

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