Stepan Lipid Nutrition, a global manufacturer of specialty lipids for food, nutrition and pharmaceutical products, will be showcasing its Marinol product line, demonstrating the benefits and how they can be used to address consumer expectations and demands in a changing environment, at Booth CC175.
With a rising awareness of their overall well-being among today's consumers, several of the key characteristics that they are looking for when selecting an omega-3 product include safety, clean taste (no fishy aftertaste), and multiple health benefits. Research studies over the past several decades have underscored the significance of omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining heart and eye health and offsetting symptoms of cognitive decline. An increasing investment in clinical research and development will continue to draw consumers to omega-3 ingredients and products.
At SupplySide West, Stepan Lipid Nutrition will be introducing its newest product, Marinol D-30, an anchovy-based omega-3 source, rich in structured DHA, certified as sustainable by Friend of the Sea. Concentration is done by means of a gentle enzymatic process and molecular distillation. Marinol D-30 is a cost-effective, sustainable, high quality marine oil for taste, purity and stability, with multiple benefits to various markets, including infant nutrition, sports nutrition and brain health.
Stepan Lipid Nutrition's Marinol Omega-3 products are supported by an internal taste panel to ensure that they meet the sensory properties desired by consumers, including cleaner taste and smell, no fishy aftertaste, being low in saturated fatty acids, and being flavor-friendly with no reflux.
There is less interference with the sensory profiles of foods fortified with Marinol than with similar ingredients. Because Marinol products are made with a natural, enzyme-based manufacturing process, they are more stable and prevent odors or off-flavors from developing. Marinol is available in the form of highly concentrated oil and high-stability powder, offering different EPA and DHA ratios to provide health benefits tailored to the needs of specific groups ranging from infants to athletes to the elderly. When formulating, Stepan ingredients make it possible to enhance a wide variety of foods and dietary supplements, while customizing them at the same time.
Consumers have a strong interest in overall corporate sustainability and they are increasingly demonstrating a willingness to buy from responsible companies that are doing what they can to cause the least amount of harm in making their products. Increasing consumer demand for omega-3 products has put pressure on natural resources from the sea.
In sourcing marine raw materials, Stepan Lipid Nutrition focuses on sustainable production of value-added omega-3 products such as marine oils, which can help to diminish the supply chain risks that currently endanger marine life. One out of three consumers surveyed have cited “sustainability” as a key influencer in their purchasing decisions. Sustainable methods of processing that are also capable of fulfilling consumer needs such as sensory quality, safety, and high DHA/EPA potency, are all factors that can drive repeat purchase.
There will be a team of experts at the booth available to discuss consumer needs and expectations, and the entire Stepan Lipid Nutrition portfolio.
Marinol Omega-3 triglycerides are concentrated, pre-metabolized and naturally structured omega-3s, formulated using a proprietary purification process. Marinol is available in the form of highly concentrated oil and high-stability powder, offering different EPA and DHA ratios to provide health benefits tailored to the needs of specific groups. Recommended applications include infant nutrition, sports nutrition, beverages, baked goods and bars. More information at