Grains and legumes

Studies into salmon metabolism found that unlike terrestrial animals and herbivorous fish, carnivore species such as salmon get most of their nutrition from proteins and lipids - they do not tolerate carbohydrates well. When fed a carbohydrate heavy feed, salmon can develop conditions such as enlargement of the liver (National Research Council Staff, 1993).

Salmon feed companies are increasingly looking at how to develop more grain and legume based feeds to reduce their reliance on fish and animal products.

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  • Sustainable Salmon
    published this page in Ingredients 2018-03-30 15:10:51 +1100