Nuseed Omega-3 Canola Completes Food and Feed Safety Study


In a recent study published in the Frontiers in Nutrition journal, Nuseed Omega-3 Canola oil was once again endorsed by experts for product safety. 

In this case, the peer-reviewed, high-impact journal focuses on nutrition, sustainable diets, and human health.

The study concludes Nuseed Omega-3 Canola oil and meal are safe to consume in human foods, nutraceuticals, and animal feeds. Aquaterra® Advanced Omega-3 is produced from this oil.

Our bioengineered canola is the first land-based production system for omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), with a high level of DHA. Marine sources for these nutrients are under pressure due to overfishing and the increasing demand, but Nuseed’s plant technology has the potential to double the world’s supply of DHA on less than 5% of current canola acres. Just one to two hectares of Nuseed Omega-3 Canola has the potential to provide DHA equivalent 10,000kg fish.

Nuseed Omega-3 Canola seeds are crushed after harvest and processed into two oil products: Aquaterra for inclusion in fish feed formulations and Nutriterra for human nutrition. These products address increasing market demand, as well as the complex interplay of agriculture, aquaculture and human nutrition. 

The characterization and safety evaluation of food and feed produced from Nuseed Omega-3 Canola are supported by this study’s detailed nutritional analysis of seed, meal, and oil. Aside from the intended changes of the fatty acid profile, the data did not show any other biologically meaningful differences when compared to conventional canola. 

Additionally, Aquaterra has proven safety and efficacy in numerous fish feeding studies and gained wide acceptance as a source of DHA+EPA omega-3 in fish feeding formulas. This reliable and safe source of LC-PUFA will facilitate sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry, allowing producers to reduce their reliance on marine resources and improve FIFO and FFDRo indices. 
If you’d like to read the full published journal, you can find it here!