PRODUCT QUALITY


Golden Omega’s key advantages related to the state-of-the-art facility uniquely and strategically located near the fishing resource, strong R&D orientation and novel patented processes allow us to be a step beyond in quality and purity for all our Omega 3 concentrates.

Very low in heavy metals

HEAVY METALS

Golden Omega’s novel patented purification process (Second Generation Stripping Technology)*, combined with the fact that we use only anchovy from the unpolluted waters of the South Pacific Ocean in our products, allow us to offer Omega 3 concentrates with extremely low levels of heavy metals. Golden Omega’s typical values for heavy metals are orders of magnitude lower than the maximum levels set by the GOED Monograph for these heavy metals in fish oil products, as shown in the graph below.

HEAVY METALS MAX. VALUES IN GOED MONOGRAPH V/S GOLDEN OMEGA’S TYPICAL VALUES**

* Patent #US8258330
** Commercial specifications could show different limits for these parameters.

Very low in contaminants and environmental pollutants

 CONTAMINANTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS

Golden Omega’s novel patented purification process (Second Generation Stripping Technology)*, combined with the fact that we use only anchovy from the unpolluted waters of the South Pacific Ocean in our products, allow us to offer Omega 3 concentrates with extremely low levels of contaminants and pollutants. Golden Omega’s typical values for these contaminants are significantly lower than the maximum levels set by the GOED Monograph or EU directives for these fish oil products, as shown in the graph below.

CONTAMINANTS MAX. VALUES IN GOED MONOGRAPH OR EU DIRECTIVE V/S GO’s TYPICAL VALUES**

* Patent #US8258330
** Commercial specifications could show different limits for these parameters.

Very low in oxidation parameters

OXIDATION PARAMETERS

Golden Omega’s Omega 3 concentrates are extremely low in peroxide value, p-anisidine value and TOTOX,several times below the maximum values set up in the GOED monograph as shown in the following graph. This remarkable performance on this relevant quality aspect is the result of the combination of all our strategical advantages. These include access to the best crude fish oil due to our strategical location, the very gentle way the oil is treated along the whole production process, our proprietary developments, state-of-the-art facility and novel patented processes.

OXIDATION PARAMETERS MAX. VALUES. IN GOED MONOGRAPH VS. GO’s TYPICAL VALUES**

* Patent #US8258330
** Commercial specifications could show different limits for these parameters.

In addition to these traditional oxidation parameters, following the need of the industry to have a better understanding of oxidation in fish oils, Golden Omega, internally and in cooperation with external labs, has been actively working on measuring in our Omega 3 concentrates the volatile secondary oxidation compounds, such as ethylfuran, penten-3-one, penten-3-ol, pentenal, penten-1-ol, hexenal, octenal, nonadienal and decadienal.

We have found that the levels of these compounds in Golden Omega’s concentrates are very close to the detection limits for all of them. This is an additional testimony of the high purity of Golden Omega’s Omega 3 concentrates. Please contact us for more details about this subject.

Very low in cholesterol

CHOLESTEROL

The very deep purification method patented by Golden Omega is implemented at the beginning of the production process generating a very low cholesterol level in all the streams: high EPA, Balanced EPA-DHA, and even for the high DHA fractions.

As a result, Golden Omega offers very low cholesterol Omega 3 concentrates for all the range of products, as shown in the following chart.

High EPA
GO’s typical value

Balance EPA/DHA
GO’s typical value

High DHA
GO’s typical value

The best sensory profile

SENSORY PROFILE

The sensory profile (taste, smell) in fish oils is a determinant factor for the ability to use the Omega 3 concentrates in various delivery applications. Due to the high purity and extremely low levels of oxidative compounds, Golden Omega’s Omega 3 concentrates have a superior performance in this aspect.

This crucial quality attribute in our Omega 3 concentrates provides our clients the possibility to use them in many applications:

Colorless Omega 3 concentrates

A QUALITY AND
PURITY YOU CAN SEE

The continuous improvement in the quality and purity of Omega 3 concentrates is Golden Omega’s motivation and a powerful tool for our clients to position their branded Omega 3 products in the very high end of the quality range.

Proprietary developments allow Golden Omega to offer the Omega 3 concentrates with an extremely clear appearance.

EE concentrates : Gardner color < 2
TG concentrates : Gardner color < 3