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Technology for producing Omega-3 enriched chicken eggs


Omega-3 is an important fatty acid for the human body. It contributes significantly to the prevention of heart disease, reducing triglyceride level in blood, lowering cholesterol, prevention of cancer and diabetes, improvement of memory and reducing the risk of Alzheimers. Omega-3 is essential for the development of brain and sight of the foetus.   

Since the 1990s, there has been a lot of studies of Omega-3 on the world, especially the studies to create Omega-3 enriched products. Many products have been commercialized in the market such as: Omega-3 enhanced milk, mayonnaise soup, Omega-3 enriched eggs. These products are available in most advanced countries, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and in Europe.

In Vietnam, Scientists from Department of Animal biotechnology under the Institute of Tropical Biology have studied successfully Omega-3 enriched chicken eggs. These eggs contain from 5 to 8 times higher level of Omega-3  than the Omega-3 level of normal eggs.

Table of comparing Omega-3 level of chicken eggs in Vietnam

Types of egg Unit: (mg)
Omega-3 enriched eggs in laboratory 593mg
Normal Eggs in the farm (Vinh Thanh Dat Company) 139mg
Omega-3 eggs (Vietfarm Company) 250mg
Industrial normal eggs 70mg

Diets directly affect the fatty acid content of eggs, so it can be enriched Omega-3 in eggs through choosing Omega-3 enriched diets for egg-laying hens. This method does not affect the health condition or laying capacity of hens, or the quality of the eggs.


Diagram of Technology for producing Omega-3 enriched chicken eggs
1. Super layer - Isa Brown ; 2. Mode of nurture and care; 3. setting Omega-3 enriched diets;
4. Collecting Omega-3 enriched eggs; 5. Analysis of content of Omega-3; 6. Products are Omega-3 enriched eggs

This success was transferred to Omega Minh An limited company, contributing to the introduction of scientific and technological achievements into practical application, meeting the needs of  consumers, and the cost of product is cheaper than the cost of similar imported products.

Translated by Minh Tam

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