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Fishmeal GOST 2116-2000

Fishmeal is a commercial product made from fish and the bones and offal from processed fish. It is a brown powder or cake obtained by drying the fish or fish trimmings, often after cooking, and then grinding it. If it is a fatty fish it is also pressed to extract most of the fish oil. Natural and sustainable fishmeal provides a concentrated source of high quality protein. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA.
The protein in fishmeal has a high proportion of essential amino acids in a highly digestible form, particularly methionine as well as cistine, lysine, threonine, and tryptophan. Present in the natural peptide form, they can be used with high efficiency to improve overall balance of dietary essential amino acids.
The fat generally improves the balance of fatty acids in the feed to restore the ratio of omega-6: omega-3 forms. With the optimum ratio and omega-3 fatty acids provided as DHA and EPA, general health of the animal is improved. Fishmeal in diets increases feed efficiency and growth through better feed palatability, and enhances nutrient uptake, digestion, and absorption. The balanced amino acid composition of fishmeal complements and provides synergistic effects with other animal and vegetable proteins in the diet to promote fast growth and reduce feeding costs.
Fishmeal has a relatively high content of minerals such as phosphorus. It also has a wide range of trace elements and vitamins such as B complex vitamins, including choline, biotin and vitamin B12 as well as A and D.