Benefits of Quillaja Saponaria for the Salmon Industry

 In Press Release

«A safe, reliable, and natural solution for the salmon industry»

After over five years of research collaboration between Desert King, leaders in the saponin market, and the Saponin Research Center (SRC), promising results have been achieved in reducing the impact of economically significant diseases in the salmon industry. These results are based on the use of purified Quillaja saponins extracts (Quillay), which are currently used in food and beverages for human consumption worldwide.

According to the research, including validations at a commercial scale, the animal health results demonstrate the tremendous benefits of incorporating highly purified aqueous extracts of the Chilean native tree Quillaja saponaria Mol (quillay) into salmon feed. This contributes to controlling pathogens like Piscirickettsia salmonis, the etiological agent of Salmon Rickettsial Syndrome (SRS), allowing for a significant reduction in antibiotic usage in this industry.

Supplementing fish with «Quillaja Extracts» is a safe and legal strategy for the industry globally. Hence, salmon fed with Quillaja Extracts are guaranteed for human consumption and can enter any food chain worldwide.

According to Dr. Elinor McCartney, an expert in food chain legislation with over 30 years of experience in product development and regulatory affairs in the European Union, the use of Quillaja Extracts is safe and poses no issues for human safety.

Desert King Chile, a company with over 20 years of experience in the Quillaja saponaria saponin market, pioneering responsible management of native forests and Quillaja plantations, along with the Saponin Research Center, a spin-off of Desert King International led by Dr. Ricardo San Martín, are working on developing highly purified Quillaja saponin products to provide a safe, reliable, and natural solution for the salmon industry.

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