Rumen-stable dry fats
ELBE DF 1680 WB, ELBE DF 100 PT-PV and ELBE DF 100 PT-LB are spray-dried, fractionated fats of the latest generation, the melting point of which has been raised to min. 53 °C without hardening. These fats are rumen-stable and are absorbed only in the small intestine, the actual place of fat digestion. In contrast to hardened fats that contain approx. 50% of indigestive stearic acid (C18:0) due to the very process, the percentage of this adverse fatty acids is clearly reduced to below 10%. Hardening-induced trans-fatty acids and catalyst residues (nickel) are no longer relevant for fats of the latest generation either.
ELBE DF 1680 WB is a vegetable fatty acid with a high percentage of palmitic acid which is also the main component of milk fat. ELBE DF 1680 WB is characterised by excellent fluidity and miscibility with a neutral smell and is used in rations with high energy needs for high-yielding cows. ELBE DF 100 PT-PV and ELBE DF 100 PT-LB, are rumen-stable triglycerides based on refined palm oil. ELBE DF 100 PT-LB contains 3-5% of valuable lecithin which is not only essential for the formation of cell membranes and other cell components but also enhances the digestibility of fats from the ration as a whole due to its emulsifying effect. Being a source of readily available choline, lecithin is of great importance for metabolic processes, particularly for the lipid metabolism of the liver. The sum of these properties makes the fat attractive for use in the feeding of monogastric animals, too.