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A functional protein hydrolysate to support better shrimp performance Mikael Herault, Paul Seguin, Pablo Antonio Zevallos Valero, Symrise Aqua Feed

Sustainable innovations are driving the development of the aquaculture industry and especially that of aquatic feed formulation. The 30-year-old trend to reduce fishmeal (FM) inclusion in formulas has led manufacturers to find new alternatives to marine raw materials. Co-products resulting from seafood and food processing are valuable sources of raw materials as long as freshness and supply chain consistency are guaranteed. Tuna, tilapia, squid, shrimp, whitefish as well as chicken bases are among the most common sources. If the meal process is today dominating the

valorization of such seafood co-products, the hydrolysis process can be considered a better alternative to generate new functionalities to finished products i.e. functional hydrolysates, like higher palatability, digestibility and bioactivities.

ActiTuna, a functional protein hydrolysate Functional hydrolysates are made by enzymatic hydrolysis of protein raw materials. The very specific equipment used by Symrise Aqua Feed, combined with the high level of control applied during the hydrolysis

Aquafeed: Advances in Processing & Formulation Vol 14 Issue 3 2022