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Alpha-Omega-9

Socode-Alpha-Omega-9Composition

Alpha-Omega-9 is composed of oleic sunflower seeds, ground and protected from oxidation.

Characteristics

Quite rich source of vegetable oil (±45%), particularly rich in oleic acid (80% of the oil). These omega-9 unsaturated fatty acids (C18-1n9) are recommended to improve health (refer to the reputation of olive oil). Specifically rich in alpha-tocopherols (309mg/kg), a high available biological source of vitamin E, acting as a natural antioxidant (improves better color retention).

Fatty acids comparison from various vegetable oils

Acid compound   Colza oil Soya oil Classic sunflower oil Oleic sunflower oil Olive oil Linseed oil
Palmitic acid C16 :0 4 13 7 7 14 6
Stearic acid C18 :0 2 4 5 5 3 3.4
Palmitoleic acid C16 :1 0.2       1  
Oleic acid
(omega-9)
C18 :1 57 20 21 84 69 18
Linoleic acid
(omega-6)
C18 :2 19 55 65 4 12 15.5
Alpha-linoleic acid
(oméga-3)
C18 :3 - 8 - - - 56

Applications

  • Bovines for growth: 2 to 4% of DM in the formula. Milk cows and fattening bovines: 5% on DM in the formula. (Compared to the polyunsaturated fatty acids, the monounsaturated fatty acids show a better resistance to the hydrogenation in the rumen. The incorporation of unsaturated fat can reduce saturated fat in order to obtain a well marbled meat or spreadable butter.)
  • Swine: 2 to 4% in fattening pigs and sows. Very good tolerance in the meat quality.
  • Horse feed: 2 to 5%, brings an important fibre income and a low starch level.
  • Pet food: 2 to 5%, alpha-tocopherols promote the antioxidants production and reduce free radicals in the body.
  • Poultry: specifically for laying hens, to improve the quality (type of fat) and the size of eggs.  

Nutritional values

Total protein:   16,5%
Total cellulose:   14%
Total fat (oil):      45%
Oil composition: oleic acid:      80%
Oil composition on Alpha-Omega-9:   344g/kg
Alpha-tocopherols:   309mg/kg

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