Cargill to showcase Omega 3 ingredient at Vitafoods International event

MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill will introduce its new Omega 3 food ingredient at Vitafoods International, May 8-10, 2007, in Geneva, Switzerland. Vitafoods International is one of the largest and most important health ingredients industry events in Europe, attracting participants and attendees representing the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, and functional foods and drink industries.

The new Cargill Omega 3 ingredient will be launched in May and will be showcased for the first time at the Vitafoods show. The ingredient promises to be an innovative alternative to existing Omega 3 products in the area of flavor. Preliminary development studies show that incorporation of up to 150 mg per serving can be added to products with no discernible change in flavor or shelf life.

"The launch of our Omega 3 ingredient leverages Cargill’s experience in providing health-promoting solutions to our customers," said David Henstrom, general manager Europe, Cargill Health & Food Technologies.

In addition to Omega 3, Cargill will also feature ingredients that address a variety of health issues including:

  • Heart health
    • CoroWise™ Naturally-Sourced Cholesterol Reducer™ brand of plant sterols
    • Prolisse® soy protein isolate
    • Barliv™ barley beta glucan
    • Leci PC phosphatidylcholine
  • Brain health
    • Leci PS phosphatidylserine
  • Joint health
    • Arthred Hydrolyzed collagen
    • REGENASURE® Glucosamine


Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 149,000 employees in 63 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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