The Scoular Company has announced that it is working with Arctic Nutrition of Norway to offer manufacturers of nutritional supplements a unique functional ingredient in the form of a DHA-rich, phospholipid-based omega-3 oil made from herring caviar.
The ingredient is known under the brand name Romega, and is sourced from the MSC-certified Norwegian Spring Spawning Herring Fishery, said the companies.
The phospholipid content of Romega also delivers the added benefits of choline. Choline is an essential nutrient in both maintenance of the structure of cell membranes and healthy liver function.
“We selected herring caviar as the best source for our Romega 30 percent and Romega 50 percent phospholipid products because the caviar is naturally rich in omega-3 phospholipids,” said Hogne Hallaraker, CEO of Arctic Nutrition. “The herring caviar’s omega-3 has a 3:1 ratio of DHA to EPA, making it nutritionally favorable for brain, eye, and skin health applications. The emulsifying characteristic of the omega-3 phospholipids enhances oxidative stability and ease of incorporation into food and beverage applications.”
“At Scoular, we’re very selective about our suppliers,” added Anne Brown, Senior Manager of Scoular’s Food Ingredients Group. “It’s extremely important that we provide our customers with high quality ingredients within a secure and transparent supply chain. Arctic Nutrition meets our high standards.”
Brown said that Romega compliments the company’s other product offerings, including wild Alaskan salmon oil, kosher omega-3 oil, and concentrated high purity TG oils.