Combinations of proteases and lipases can be used to hydrolyse meat by-products and plant-based proteins to produce palatants. Palatants are flavours specifically produced by enzymically breaking down animal fats and proteins to give a sensory boost to pet food.
Pet foods are primarily made from meat and fish by-products, and feed grains. These by-products can be modified to increase their value in creating higher quality pet food ingredients. This technical bulletin describes how combinations of enzyme activities can be used to hydrolyse meat by-products and plant-based proteins to improve the texture, nutrition and palatability of pet food products.