Pet food: Good for my dog and the planet 

Pet food: Good for my dog and the planet 

Rising sales of pet food - faster growth than food for humans

Global pet food sales reached about U.S. $91.1 billion in 2018, according to Euromonitor International, representing a 6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2013 and 31% overall growth for the period.

To put this growth in perspective, sales of pet food rose faster than sales of human packaged foods (23% growth), fresh food for humans (16%) and home care (23%) for the same period.

More information about pet food flavor enhancement

Protein hydrolysates for pet food

Production of animal digest for pet food requires efficient liquification of meat and organ co-products, and a final product palatable to animals (and their owners).  
 
Protein hydrolysates are a valuable pet food ingredient that can be sprayed on the outside of the extruded dry kibble to enhance flavors and palatability, or used inside the kibble to improve taste, or used directly in wet pet foods as an overall flavor system.

Faster processing of animal co-products, high-quality protein hydrolysate

Protease enzymes from Novozymes are so efficient that manufacturers can eliminate the step of mechanical liquefaction. Emulsification of meat and organs with enzymes alone saves a process step and allows more efficient handling of raw materials.

The proteases produce a liquid protein hydrolysate that is easy to process and brings greater control to the production line. It can be used to improve quality to all types of pet food.

Less bitterness, more savory flavor

Light hydrolysis often results in formation of bitter off-taste. Protease enzymes from Novozymes help reduce bitterness and increase the savory flavor that pets love.

Your solutions for animal digest

Enzymes can boost the performance of your pet food palatants

Novozymes Alcalase® is used for a broad variety of applications, including liquefication of animal co-products in the production of pet food palatants. Alcalase® is a broad-spectrum endo-protease with high activity from mildly acidic to alkaline pH ranges.

Novo-Pro® is used for broad variety of applications, including liquefication of animal co-products in the production of pet food palatants. Novo-Pro® is a very broad-spectrum endo-protease for pet and animal feed applications only.

Novozymes Protamex® is used for a broad variety of applications, including liquefication of animal co-products in the production of pet food palatants. Promatex® is a very broad-spectrum endo-protease with high activity from mildly acidic to alkaline pH ranges.

Novozymes Flavourzyme® is a unique enzyme combination of endo- and exo-peptidases providing deep hydrolysis of e.g. animal co-products to generate pet food palatants. Used alone, it can hydrolyze protein to generate savory flavors from a variety of substrates. When more extensive hydrolysis is needed Flavourzyme® can be used in combination with Alcalase® to generate even more intense flavors.

Novozymes Protana® Prime is a unique exo-peptidase blend releasing free amino acids from proteins. Applied in high dosages in combination with Alcalase® an unsurpassed deep hydrolysis of proteins is obtained.

The full savory potential is captured when used together with Protana® UBoost which transforms glutamine with limited taste into umami tasting glutamic acid.

Novozymes Protana® UBoost is a cost-effective glutaminase which converts glutamine into glutamic acid. While glutamine has little taste, glutamic acid is a strong flavor enhancer. Together with smaller peptides glutamic acid constitute the natural umami flavor of protein hydrolysates.

The full savory potential is captured when used together with Protana® Prime and Alcalase® or Flavourzyme® which break proteins up into free amino acids and smaller peptides.

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