Omega-3 fatty acids can be obtained from a variety of sources: Fish, krill, algae, plants, mussels. In this gallery we tour the world and look at the sources making waves in the $5 billion omega-3 food, beverage and supplements industry.
The omega-3 market, recently valued at almost $8 billion (€5.57 billion) by Packaged Facts, is dominated by fish oil.
Eighty percent of the 2010 global market of omega-3 for human consumption comes from fish, said the market researcher, with 75% of this used in dietary supplements. This makes fish oil the gorilla in the room... or should that be the whale shark in the fish tank?
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