Yeast Protein: Creating a New Protein World
1 November 2017
With the world’s population projected to grow to 9.7 billion people by 2050 according to the United Nations, the need for sustainable, affordable and healthy protein sources is on the rise. As a result, we are witnessing a growing interest in a multitude of new protein sources; from plants such as soy or pea to algae, fungi, insects or yeasts. However, to enter the mainstream protein market, these alternatives to meat and dairy proteins must overcome significant hurdles such as functional and organoleptic drawbacks as well as consumers’ concerns over safety and potential psychological factors.
“Building upon nutritional yeasts’ notoriety, yeast proteins are designed to cater to these modern consumers seeking reassurance regarding the quality, safety, and origin of the products they choose which significantly reduces the potential for concerns”, according to Pauline Colard, Nutritional Product Manager at Lesaffre Human Care. Not only can Lynside® ProteYn be considered a sustainable source of protein but it is also a complete protein containing all essential amino acids.
Ms. Pauline Colard
Nutritional Product Manager
Lesaffre Human Care
Ph.: +33 (0)3 20 00 40 32
Insect meal Innovation: a good candidate as fishmeal alternative
1 October 2017
Nowadays, 4 kg of wild fish is needed to produce 1 kg of farmed fish. Novel sources of proteins are thus necessary to replace or partially replace fishmeal. ..
Several studies have shown that insect-based ingredients could be a good alternative.
The EU Regulation 2017/893 has authorized the use of insect proteins in aquafeed. Replacement of fishmeal in the diet of farmed fish represents a market of 1 million tons in Europe.
Entomo Farm breeds and transforms insects for the feed industry. The results of a 3-month study launched by Entomo Farm with French aquaculture feed laboratory IctyoPharma have just been released. Scientists have been evaluating the efficacy of graded incorporation levels of insect meal on the growth performance, body composition and nutrient retention in Nile tilapia juveniles.
These data indicate the insect meal produced by Entomo Farm, could effectively replace 100% of fishmeal and blood meal in the diet of juvenile Nile tilapia.