Vestkorn

NEW!! Fababean protein 65%

Vestkorn is the biggest producer in Europe of protein and starch concentrates made from the dry milling of the two legumes faba beans and peas. The company is a subsidiary of Tau Mølle with a history going back more than 150 years, to 1855. Vestkorn is located in Tau, close to Stavanger, Norway. The company…

Continous growth for grain-free pet food

Grain-free pet food now accounts for nearly 30% of pet food sales in the US pet specialty retail channel, as well as four of every 10 new pet food products launched, according to Maria Lange, director of client services and analytics for GfK. Lange presented this data at Petfood Forum 2015 on April 28 in Kansas City.…

AAFCO: Not allowed to label pea isolates for pea starch and pea protein

AAFCO: Not allowed to label pea isolates for pea starch and pea protein. From 01 January 2015, only the natural pea products made by dry milling and classifying can be labeled pea protein, pea starch and pea fiber respectively. This is great news for the buyers of pet food. With the new rules, the buyers of petfood…

Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfood?

Greg Aldrich, PhD, Pet Food & Ingredient Technology, Inc. has in Petfood industry.com written an interesting article: “Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfoods?” Click on the link for the article. Artikkel: Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfoods?  Other articles by Greg Aldrich, PhD, regarding the use of pea in petfood: Peas in petfood: The lowly pea…

Mixture of lupin- and protein concentrate can efficiently replace high-quality fish meal in extruded diets for juvenile black sea bream

A 60-day feeding experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of including lupin protein concentrate (LPC) and pea protein concentrate (PPC) in multiple essential amino acid-supplemented extruded diets for black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegeli). Nine diets, including eight diets formulated to contain four mixtures of LPC and PPC  with two dietary inclusion levels and one…

Pea protein & dogfood

Nutritional Information Peas are made up of 73% carbohydrates, 26% protein, and 1% fat. In fact, as a vegetable, peas have exceptionally high protein content. Peas are also a great source dietary fiber, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. The iron in peas is necessary for your dog’s production of hemoglobin, which helps to carry oxygen…

Dogs prefer peas

Peas are a natural palatable ingredient for dogs. Studies by Dr. Keith Behnke at Kansas State University revealed dogs preferred diets containing peas (15% of diet) versus control diets by a ratio of 3,8:1. In other work, first approach, first taste and concumption data for dog foods containing 12,5% peas did not differ significantly from…