Improving the Value of Pork with LinPRO
Pork remains one of the most popular protein sources around the world, and we at O&T Farms are helping pork producers, food processors and grocery retailers maximize their efforts to meet consumer demands for functional and organic pork products. Our linPRO animal feed ingredients are rich in the Omega-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA) and offers both conventional and organic opportunities for the development of Omega-3 pork products, naturally.
Omega-3 Pork, the Natural Choice
- Increase Omega-3 content in the meat
- Improve Omega-6:Omega:3 ratio to support human health
- LinPRO has no effect on the flavor, smell or taste of pork products
Omega-3s with a side of Bacon: Benefits for Human Health
The Omega-3 fatty acid ALA has been identified as an essential nutrient, meaning it is necessary to sustain human health; however, it can only be obtained through the diet. Currently, human consumption of ALA and total Omega-3 fatty acids is believed to be lacking, and may be responsible for increased incidence of certain diseases and cancers. Therefore, consumers are looking for nutrient rich food products that help improve availability of these important fatty acids and contribute toward their overall health.
Pork products are a popular and versatile food choice around the world, so it’s not surprising that there is growin interest in the development of value-add pork products to support human health. Research shows that feeding linPRO to pigs can not only support the animal’s health, but enrich the meat with healful Omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption.
The Difference is in the Feed
LinPRO is an extruded feed product containing Non-GMO ingredients such as flaxseed and peas that provide a naturally better dietary source of protein, energy and Omega-3 fatty acids for pigs. The unique processing parameters used to manufacture linPRO deactivate anti-nutritional factors commonly associated with flaxseed and improve the digestibility of nutrients by the animal.
Available for both conventional and organic swine production, linPRO is easy-to-use on-farm, is palatable and safe for the pigs, and has an exceptional shelf-life.