Posted at 16 January 2018

Fats and oils highly contribute to pet food nutritional value, texture and palatability. To protect them against oxidation, synthetical antioxidants are widely used in the pet food industry. However, their possible adverse effects on pets’ health increased consumer’s demand for natural antioxidants. 

Videka experts in antioxidation demonstrated that using combinations of green tea extract, rosemary extract and mixed tocopherols constitute a promising solution to naturally protect both fat and kibbles.

Author: Dr Françoise Michel Salaun - Pet Food Protection Research Manager @Diana Pet Food

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